The Western Entrance of Shere Shah's Fort, Delhi
Remains of an Ancient Building near Firoz Shah's Cotilla, Delhi
hand-coloured aquatints, March 1796, September 1795, both views printed on thin paper (trimmed to the plate-mark), and mounted on two larger sheets of thin paper. occasional light glue marks
S.490 x 650mm.; 490 x 655mm.
24 February 1789:"Marched this morning to Old Dehli abt. 13 Miles SW of the Fort built by Shah Jehan", to visit the Old Purana Qila Fort built for Afghan ruler Sher Shah Sur, after securing the throne in Delhi in 1540.
Another excursion in the outskirts of Delhi on 1 March 1789 led them to the 5th. town of Delhi, Kotla Firuz Shah built by Firuz Shah Tughluq (1351-88) on the banks of the Jumna (2)