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Panjab Digital Library - Digitization of "Sports of the East, The Hunting Cheetah," c. 1880 by James Sprent Virtue
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"Sports of the East, The Hunting Cheetah," c. 1880 by James Sprent Virtue

Description Black and white steel engraving depicting a man and a cheetah sitting on a cart drawn by bullocks. James Sprent Virtue (1829-1892) was a British publisher, the son of George Virtue (1794-1868), a printing engraver. Cheetahs used for hunting goes back to the Egyptians, then the Persians and the Indians, but also in Italy, Sicily and Malta from the 12th to 16th centuries. Akbar the Great (1542?1605) is often cited as the first royal personage in India to keep cheetahs for hunting as a sport.[edit]
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Accession Number   PH-003990
Orientation Landscape
Custodian Gurjit Singh Cheema, IAS (Retd.)
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