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William Faden (1749-1836)

Battle of Seringapatam, 1791

SKETCH OF THE POSITIONS of the British Army Commanded by EARL CORNWALLIS, / And the MYSOREAN ARMY Commanded by SULTAN TIPPOO SAHEB, / In the ACTION of the 15.th of May 1791. near SERINGAPATAM 1792

Etching and engraving; printed on paper; hand-coloured | Scale: 1:61,000 approx. | RCIN 735002.3

A map of the Battle of Seringapatam (also known as the Battle of Arakere), fought on 15 May 1791, between the British (British East India Company's Madras army, and Allied forces from the Nizam of Hyderabad), commanded by Charles, First Marquess Cornwallis (1738-1805), Governor-General of India, and the Mysorean army, commanded by Tipu Sultan (1750-99), resulting in a British victory. Third Anglo-Mysore War (1789-92). Oriented with north to top. 

The map faces the first, unnumbered page [Sig: B at bottom] of the Narrative of the British Operations in India (1792). A full acount of the action, which took place at Arkere near Seringapatam, is given in this accompanying letterpress text (see also RCIN 735002.1). Also bound in with the map and text is an order of battle of the Indian army commanded by Cornwallis (RCIN 735002.2).

  • William Faden (1 July 1749-21 March 1836) (publisher) [bottom centre, below map:] London Publish’d by W: Faden Geographer to the King, Charing Cross, March 15.th 1792.

    PA Agnew (cartographer) [top, below title:] by Cap: P.A. Agnew Aid de Camp to Col: Maxwell / & formerly Aid de Camp to Col: Fullarton.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: three fold lines

  • Scale: 1:61,000 approx. Scale bar: Scale of four Miles [106 mm =].

    23.2 x 32.9 cm (image)

    24.2 x 35.2 cm (platemark)

    26.3 x 43.2 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    SKETCH OF THE POSITIONS of the British Army Commanded by EARL CORNWALLIS, / And the MYSOREAN ARMY Commanded by SULTAN TIPPOO SAHEB, / In the ACTION of the 15.th of May 1791. near SERINGAPATAM. [top, above map]

    Annotations:

    None

    George III catalogue entry:

    Order of Battle Narrative of the Operations of the British Army in India from the 21.st of April to the 16.th of July 1791: with a particular Account and a Plan of the Action of the 15.th of May near Seringapatam, and the Order of Battle of the Army commanded by Earl Cornwallis on the 2.d of May 1791: published by Faden, 1792. 4.to (V.5.p 179). [The same entry appears under the headings Hindoostan and Seringapatam.]

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints formed by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)

    Seringapatam, Karnātaka, India (12°25'10"N 76°41'04"E)

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