By: Mahé de la Bourdonnais
Date: 1746 (Published)
Dimensions: 14.4 x 19.7 inches (36.5 cm x 50 cm)
This map of a French military fort in Madras that shows three types of vessels at sea, including seven European ships (three named) that took part in the 1746 siege, three European launches, and seven indigenous rowboats. A key, in a column along the entire left side of the map, lists 28 features shown, including details of the fortress’s structure, names of ships that laid siege, buildings and neighborhoods destroyed during the 1746 battle in which the French took the town. A prominent compass rose adorns the upper left corner while an oval baroque framed title cartouche can be found in the lower right.
Condition: Very good condition with a small tear and some light foxing in the left margin, which has been trimmed.
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