'This book is the first comprehensive compilation of plates and prints published on Sri Lanka for the period 1800-1900. These plates, accompanied by a text, originally appeared in folio sized travelogues.
In addition to reproducing all 156 plates in colour together with their original texts, the author has provided a biographical note on each artist; a bibliographical page enabling easy identification of loose plates (as they most often appear today); comments on the plates; and lively explanatory notes on the texts, covering a variety of topics which embrace not only the topography but also the customs and habits of Sri Lankan society, both past and present.' - from the front flap
Includes a guide to different types of prints and a glossary of name of places. With a short biography of the author.
Please note that the sequel to this book by the same author, Illustrations and Views of Dutch Ceylon 1602-1796 is also in AAA's collection.
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