Subject: Plate: Temple de vichnou en forme de Char, dans les ruines de Hampi. This plate shows the Vishnu Temple often termed the Dashavatara Temple. The temple is one of the earliest Hindu stone temples to still survive today.
Condition: Excellent; General age related toning; Occasional light foxing, which can be removed on request. Please study scan carefully.
Medium: Wood engraving.
Size (in cm): The overall size is ca. 18 x 26.5 cm. The image size is ca. 13.5 x 19 cm.
Size (in inch): The overall size is ca. 7.1 x 10.4 inch. The image size is ca. 5.3 x 7.5 inch.
Part Number: 27881
Location: BG-C11-13
Description: This plate originates from: '?Nouvelle Geographie Universelle. La Terre et les Hommes.', by Elisee Reclus, published 1875-1894 in Paris by Librairie hachette et Cie. This is a reknown 19 volume work on world geographie. This plate is from vol. VIII on 'L'Inde et L'Indo-Chine.', published 1883.

Artists and Engravers: Author: Elisee Reclus (1830-1905), also known as Jacques Elisee Reclus, was a renowned French geographer, writer and anarchist. He produced his 19-volume masterwork La Nouvelle Geographie universelle, la terre et les hommes ('Universal Geography.'), over a period of nearly 20 years (1875-1894). In 1892 he was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal of the Paris Geographical Society for this work, despite his having been banished from France because of his political activism. This plate engraved by Bertrand after Therond after M. Grandidier.