SIZE: Approximate Image Size: 4 3/4 X 7 1/4 inches - Approximate Overall size including margins: 7 x 11 inches
PROVENANCE: The antique print originates from the publication, "The Indian Empire and Countries of Afghanistan, Beloochistan, Persia etc." by R. Montgomery MARTIN - From Drawings by Turner, Stanfield, Prout, Captain Elliott, Melville, H. K. Brown, etc. Published by The London Printing & Publishing Company Limited, London and New York
CONDITION: Suitable browning from age. Light Water stain mark in the top marginal area only, not in the picture. Very Good Condition. Blank on Reverse side. Printed on heavier paper.
(General info only, not included with the print) The Indian capital city of Delhi has a long history, including a history as the capital of several empires. The earliest architectural relics date back to the Maurya Period (c. 300 BC); since then, the site has seen continuous settlement. In 1966, an inscription of the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka (273-236 BC) was discovered near Srinivaspuri, which is near Noida. Two sandstone pillars inscribed with the edicts of Ashoka were brought to the city by Firuz Shah Tughluq in the 14th century. The famous Iron pillar near the Qutub Minar was commissioned by the emperor Kumara Gupta I of the Gupta dynasty (320-540) and transplanted to Delhi during the 10th century. Eight major cities have been situated in the Delhi area. The first four cities were in the southern part of present-day Delhi. (wikipedia source)