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John Cleeve Pleydell (1736-1816)

Permacoil, 1760

Permacoil, Surrender’d March 1760 1760 or later

Pencil, pen, black and red ink, watercolour and grey wash on paper | Scale: 1:1,618 approx. | RCIN 733005

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W. Hamilton, The East-India Gazetteer; containing Particular Descriptions of the Empires, Kingdoms … of Hindostan and the Adjacent Countries, India Beyond The Ganges, and the Eastern Archipelago … 2nd ed., 2 vols, London, 1828

  • John Cleeve Pleydell (1736-1816) (draughtsman)

  • Watermark: Fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 901

    Condition: one vertical central crease; small tear to left edge; brown discolouration at edges. Verso: induced discolouration

  • Scale: 1:1,618 approx. Scale bar: [113 mm =] 200 y.s.

    27.6 x 32.3 cm (neatline)

    27.6 x 45.2 cm (image)

    33.3 x 49.3 cm (sheet)

  • Manuscript title:

    Permacoil, Surrender’d March 1760. [bottom centre, outside border]

    Additional text:

    [left, down left side of map in rectangular panel, a key, A-F, and short account of the action:] …after taking Arcott, Col: Coote march’d to within 5 miles of this place, & went to Reconnoiter it himself, when perceiving a lucky moment he attack’d it & took the pellah with his escort of seapoys ....


    George III heading: Permacoil 6 March 1760.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom right, ink:] IV/70/N:o 7. (Verso) [top left, black pencil:] XVI/32-g; [along right edge, black pencil, place-names?:] Arcott [rest illegible].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Permacoil A drawn Plan of Permacoil taken by the English under the command of Col.l Coote on the of March 1760.

  • From the collection of military and naval maps and prints of Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland (1721-65), third son of George II; subsequently acquired by George III (1738-1820)

  • Subject(s)
    Modern name not known, Tamil Nādu, India (12°12'00"N 79°49'00"E)

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