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Fort St. George on the Coromandel Coast. Belonging to the East India Company of England. - Le fort St. George sur la cote de Coromandel. Appartemante a la Compagnie Angloise des Indes Orientales.
London, Laurie & Whittle, 1794.Engraved optical view after I. van Ryne, coloured by hand. Ca. 26 x 40 cm.* Fine bird's-eye view from offshore of the fort in Madras with many ships in the foreground. 'Madras was the Company's first fortified settlement in India; the construction of Fort St George began in 1640 and continued on and off for another 150 years. It houses all the administrative and military necessities, as well as St Mary's church (the oldest Anglican church in India), finished in 1680. The Old College, the equivalent of the Writers' Building in Calcutta, was one of the Company's few eighteenth-century buildings in the gothic style, and still stands' (Wild, The East India Company, p.52). - Some foxing otherwise fine.
      [Bookseller: Gert Jan BESTEBREURTJE]
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