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Publisher: RASPISCHEN HANDLUNG
Title: Grundriss des franzosischen Haupt Comtoirs Pondicheri. . .
Published in: Nurnberg, 1763
   
Size: 8.3 x 14.0 inches.
21.2 x 35.5 cm.
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In original colours.
Condition: Overall good condition. Paper slightly age-toned.
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Early town-plan of the French trading-post of Pondichery (now-a-days Pondicherry ). With a numbered key (1-39) to the most important site in town.
The Compagnie des Indes, the French equivalent of the British East India Company, was established in Paris with the blessing of King Louis XIV in 1644. Thirty years later, in 1674, its representatives acquired the territory around Putucéri from a local Tamil ruler, and set about establishing a French trading post which they renamed Pondicherry.
Over the next century this enterprise enjoyed mixed fortunes. For four years, between 1693 and 1697, the post was occupied by the Dutch, who endowed it with strong fortifications before handing it back to the French in a peace settlement. Real difficulties began in 1740, however, when Britain and France, at war in Europe, carried their rivalry to the quiet shores of India's Coromandel Coast.




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