Tuesday, August 10, 2010

John Wood Approaching Bombay', c1850

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'John Wood Approaching Bombay', c1850. At this time the East India Company was still governing India. The company was founded in 1600 to challenge the Dutch and Portuguese dominance of the spice trade from the Far East. The East India Company lost its administrative functions in India in 1858 after its role in the Indian Mutiny the previous year.

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