1895 Print over 100 years old Hyderabad The Chief St (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.165.

Entitled – Hyderabad. The Chief Street, Showing the Char Minar. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Hyderabad. – This is a railway journey of four days from Calcutta, over the systems of the East India, Great India Peninsula, and Nizam’s State Railways.

The State of Hyderabad is the largest native province in India, having an area of 98,000 square miles, and a population of 11,537,040.

Hyderabad, the chief city, contains 415,039 inhabitants, and stands on the south bank of the Musi River, with Golconda on the west, and the Residency and its bazaars on the north.

The Residency is about a mile from the city itself, in the suburb of Chadar-Ghat, and is surrounded by a bazaar, containing 12,000 people.

Its grounds are extensive, full of grand old trees, and inclosed by a wall.

The city proper is in shape a trapezoid, with an area of two miles; and on entering the Afzal Gate one finds one’s self in the chief street, which runs right through the town.

A quarter of a mile farther along the traveller comes to the famous Char Minar, with its four minarets.

This rectangular edifice, formerly a college, is in the very centre of Hyderabad where four roads meet; it is 186ft. high, and 100ft. wide on each side.

To the west of the Char Minar is the palace of the Nizam, approached through a gateway leading to a quadrangle about the size of Christ Church, Oxford.

A lane leads to a second quadrangle, in which are located 2,000 servants; the third quadrangle is about the size of Lincoln’s Inn Fields, and accommodates 1,500 personal attendants.

Altogether the palace contains about 7,000 persons.

In this city the traveller will miss the Babu clerks and sudents, but will find in their stead motley hosts of valiant swashbucklers, probably mounted on elephants, and armed with daggers and matchlocks.

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