A Picturesque Voyage To India, By The Way Of China by Thomas and William Daniell. Oblong folio, , ii,  plates,  text leaves. Marbled boards, contemporary brown calf spine, raised bands, decorative gilt, original title over calf on spine, calf corners. Marbled endpapers. Reinforced joints at spine. 50 hand colored aquatint plates on thick cardstock, ruled borders, letterpress text opposite plates, all printed in landscape form. Clean plates with bright illustrations, intermittent foxing on text leaves. (Lipperheide 1523) (Abbey Travel 516) (Bastin & Brommer 70).
Comments: Thomas Daniell and his nephew, William Daniell, sailed to Calcutta in early 1786, passing through China on the way. The 50 hand colored etchings included in “Picturesque Voyage to India” recount the authors trip through India, views of China and lifestyles of the indigenous citizens. Daniell is considered one of the best aquatinters in British history.