PLAN AND ELEVATION OF CHANDI CHOWK, BY A BUHAL DRAUGHTSMAN

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June 30, 1774
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Architectural and Building
Shah Alam II 1759–1806

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Fig. 8: PLAN AND ELEVATION OF CHANDNI CHOWK, by a Mughal draughtsman, c. 1774. This large plan is traditionally associated with the visit to Delhi in 1774 of Col. Jean-Baptiste Gentil. It shows the street and piazzas in plan, the buildings on cither side in elevation with some indication of perspective, and the Fatehpuri Mosque at the end (not shown here) in bird's-eye view (erroneously the mosque has three domes). Inscriptions in Persian and French mostly indicate the side streets leading off. The Kotwali Chowk is noted, with the Tripolia gate opposite (where state prisoners were incarcerated, sce cover), and likewise the octagonal Chandni Chowk with the Queen's Gardens (Bagh-i Begum) to the north and a baths (hamman) to the south. The canal of Ali Mardan Khan is shown running east from the octagonal Chandni Chowk, which was fed from a subterranean pipe from the main channel running though Jahanara's gardens. Pen-and-ink and watercolour, 31 x 140 cm. Victoria and Albert Museum, London, AL1762.

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Mohmedd shareef

Thank You for Suggestion and replaced image with proper one.

Mirza Firuz

This is not the same may be one of his great grand children ???

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