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Shali seen from Mahasu, north of Simla

Pencil and ink drawing of Shali in Himachal
Pradesh by Sir James Abbott (1807-1896) between 1826 and 1867. The
drawing is inscribed: 'Sharlie from Mhasoo'.This area is a gateway
for the north-western Himalayan region and is near to the market
town of Shimla, built across a range of hills and connecting
ridges. In the 19th Century the town was a district of British
India and summer headquarters of …