Bombay, Republic of India
A MAN LOOKS AT A 19TH CENTURY LITHOGRAPH OF A KING COBRA IN BOMBAY.
A lithograph using vegetables dyes of an Indian King Cobra from a book published in 1874 and titled 'The venemous snakes of India' is displayed at an exhibition of rare and valuable books in Bombay, January 13. The week-long exhibition organised by the Bombay Natural History Society features books mainly written by British authors from the 19th Century. The oldest book on display is the' Map of Hindoostan' published in 1788 and written by one James Rennel who was a Lt Major of Engineers in the British army and the Surveyor General of India's eastern state of Bengal.