A View of the River Ganges, Shipping and Town Calcutta (Kolkata), from near Smith's Dock by James Baillie Fraser - 1826

This is plate 18 from James Baillie Fraser's 'Views of Calcutta and its Environs'. Fraser (1783-1856) arrived in Calcutta in 1814 and in six years produced these animated sketches of the busy city, published later as a collection of 24 superbly aquatinted plates.

This view was taken from the premises of Smith's Dock Company on the bank of the River Hooghly in Calcutta.

Source: British Library (bl.uk)