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Publisher: RASPE, G.N.
Title: Plan der Stadt und Festung Madrass in Ost-Indien.
Published in: Nuremberg, ca 1762
   
Size: 8.5 x 14.2 inches.
21.5 x 36.0 cm.
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In original colours.
Condition: In good condition, Plate used was 'dirty', so marks have been left. Some paper residue to small, old margin repairs on verso. Decent impression good margins.
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Scarce plan of Madras, taken from a collection of battle and siege plans that relate to the 'Seven Years War'. This detailed plan shows off the British Fortress of Madras.
It appeared in Raspe's Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). Madras was originally founded as Fort St George in 1640, and became an vitally important trading post for the British, which also meant it became a key target for the French during the Seven Years' War.
In the December of 1758, the French army under the command of Thomas Arthur, Comte de Lally, laid siege to Madras. He failed to take the fortress before British reinforcements arrived, after which the French then wisely withdrew. This action proved to be a turning point in the war for European dominance in India.




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