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John Rocque (1704?-1762)

Trichinopoly, 1753-4

A PLAN of the CITY / and the Country about / TRICHINAPOLY. / with the Encampments of the / English & French Army; / that of the English Commanded by / Colonel Stringer Lawrence, / in the Years 1753. &. 1754 1757

Etching with engraving; printed on paper | Scale: 1:17,500 approx. | RCIN 731053

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A map of the encampments of the French and British army near Trichinopoly, 1753-4. Second Carnatic War (1749-54). Oriented with west to top.

  • John Rocque (1704?-1762) (publisher) [bottom centre, outside neatline:] Published according to Act of Parliament Aug.st 12.th 1757. & Sold by John Rocque near Round Court in the Strand.

    Prince William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, 3rd son of George II, King of Great Britain (1721-65) (dedicatee)

  • Watermark: None visible

    Condition: three fold lines; brown discolouration and offsetting; brittle paper; a piece missing from the bottom centre margin

  • Scale: 1:17,500 approx. Scale bar: Scale of One Mile [92 mm =].

    58.3 x 72.7 cm (neatline)

    59.0 x 73.3 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    60.0 x 74.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A PLAN of the CITY / and the Country about / TRICHINAPOLY. / with the Encampments of the / English & French Army; / that of the English Commanded by / Colonel Stringer Lawrence, / in the Years 1753. &. 1754. [bottom left, in rectangular panel]

    Dedication:

    [bottom right, in rococo cartouche, embellished with the artefacts of war and surmounted by the arms of William Augustus Duke of Cumberland:] To his Royal Highness / WILLIAM Duke of CUMBERLAND. / Captain General of his Majesty's Forces &c. &c. / This PLAN is most humbly inscrib'd, / by his most Obedient Servant / John Rocque. / Chorographer to his Royal Highness / the Prince of Wales.

    Additional text:

    [bottom left, below title, a key, 1-5, to the camps.] 

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Encampments near Tritchinopoly 1753-1754.

    Other annotations: none.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Encampment A Plan of the City and the Country about Trichinapoly, with the Encampments of the English and French Armies in the years 1753 and 1754 by John Rocque, 1757. [The same entry appears under the heading Trichinopoly.]

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

  • Subject(s)
    Tiruchirāppalli, Tamil Nadu, India (10°48'18"N 78°41'08"E)

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