Professor David Ansted, F.R.S., professor of Geology at Addiscombe


Professor David Thomas Ansted, F.R.S. [1814 – 1880] was a noted professor of geology at the East India Company’s College at Addiscombe where he had a considerable influence on the study of geology in India.A good, richly toned carte de visite of the early 1860s by Maull & Polyblank. The card is in excellent condition an identified on the verso in pencil in a comtemporary hand.    sep22/3

The London photographer Maull & Polyblank had studios on Gracechurch Street and on Piccadilly. The firm began trading in around 1856 and continued under this name until 1865 after which it became known as Maull & Co.

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