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The Battle of Seetabudee, Nagpore, East Indies [pair of prints]
London: Edward Orme, 1822. Pair of hand-coloured aquatints. Titled and captioned in lower margin. 18 x 26 3/8 inches, each. Rare pair of coloured aquatints depicting the turning point of the Third Anglo-Maratha War The title continues: "The Troops of the Rajah (Appa Sahib) were 25,000 Horse and Foot and 36 Guns. Those of the British, including 3 Troops of Cavalry, were about 1100 Bayonets and 4 Guns. Inscribed to Rich.d Jenkins Esqr. British Resident at Nagpore, Col. Hopetown Scott, C.B. and the Officers who fought under his Orders at the memorable Batle of Seetabuldee, Nagpore, on the 26th and 27th of November 1817 by J. Bayley, Captn. & Asst. Military Dept. Nagpore." The first image depicts the Bengal Cavalry charging the Maharatta forces on the plain, with the British forces and the families of the troops on a hillside in the right side fore-ground. The second image shows Jenkins "haranguing his Escort while preparing to charge with the 1st Battn. 24th Regt. Madras N.I..." This battle, in which the vastly outnumbered British army defeated Appa Sahib's forces, was a turning point in the war, which ultimately led to the end of the conflict between the British East India Company and the Maratha Empire, and British control of much of southern India.
      [Bookseller: Donald Heald Rare Books]
Last Found On: 2013-07-29           Check availability:      Biblio    

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