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P Croisey and Madame Croisey (active 1765)

Madura, 1763-4

PLAN / des Attaques de la Ville / du MADURÉ c.1765

Etching and engraving; printed on paper | Scale: 1:34,000 approx. | RCIN 733069

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Maps of the successful British siege of Madura from 15 September to 14 October 1764. Rajshahi Revolt against British rule (1763-4). Oriented with south to top (compass rose).

  • P Croisey and Madame Croisey (active 1765) (engraver) [bottom right, between border and plate mark:] grave par Croisey.

    Chevalier Marchand (active 1763-64) (publisher) [top left, below title, in title cartouche:] le Marchand.

    Louis Joseph de Bourbon, Prince de Condé (1736-1818) (dedicatee)

  • Watermark: Indistinct, three names?, one above the other

    Condition: one fold line; some foxing and surface dirt to both sides

  • Scale: 1:34,000 approx. Scale bar: ECHELLE Pour la distance des Camps et forts de la place [56 mm =] 1000 Toises.

    30.8 x 38.5 cm (neatline)

    31.4 x 59.3 cm (image)

    33.6 x 60.3 cm (platemark)

    36.7 x 63.6 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    PLAN / des Attaques de la Ville / du MADURÉ, [1763-1764]. [top left, in an ornamental cartouche embellished by the artefacts of war: cannon, cannon balls, drums, flags, and surmounted by the Condé coat of arms]


    [top left, below title in title cartouche:] DÉDIÉ / À son A.S. Monseigneur le Prince / de Condé, / Par son très humble et très obéissant Serviteur, / le Marchand.


    [top left, in plain rectangular frame:] ATTAQUES DU PREMIER SIÉGE / Fait en 7:bre 8.bre et 9.bre 1763. [top right, in plain rectangular frame:] ATTAQUES DU SECOND SIÉGE / Fait en May 1764 jusqu'au 16 8.bre suivant. Scale: 1:10,441 approx. Scale bar: Pour la place, les Travaux du Siege, et la ligne de Contrevallation [56 mm =] 300 Toises.

    Additional text:

    [left, below small plan of the siege, down left side of map, a key, A-I, K-V, X-Z, &, a, to the principal places and buildings in and around the city:] EXPLICATION DES RENVOIS. [Right, below a small plan of the siege, down right side of map, a brief history of the place and area between 1758 and 1764:] NOTE HISTORIQUE.


    George III heading: Madura 15 Sep. 1763 - 14 Oct. 1764.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom, right of centre, red pencil, cropped:] 13/[?].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Madura Plan des Attaques de la ville de Madure, assiegée par les Anglois le 15 1763 et prise le 14 1764: par le Chev.r Marchand.

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

  • Subject(s)

    Madurai, Tamil Nādu, India (09°56'00"N 78°07'00"E)

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