Jeffreys, Thomas: A View of Bombay, belonging to the English East India Company.
copper engraved view; image 13 x 18 cm. folds as issued; paper sligtly browned; indistinctive platemarks; o/w very good cond.
A charming view of Bombay from the sea with several ship sin the foreground. From a mid-18th century English publication.
The East India Company (or British East India Company) was formed to trade with India, the East Indies and China, and ended up seizing control of the Indian subcontinent, colonised parts of Southeast Asia, and colonised Hong Kong after a war with China.
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