Mobile menu
Our sites in England are closed, reopening 3 December. Our sites in Scotland are open. More info.

Maps, views and documents from 19 wars

Anonymous

Vellore, 1761

A DESCRIPTION / OF / VELLORE FORT / The Pettahs, the Hills, & the Attack carried on by / the English Army under the command / OF / JOHN CAILLAUD Esq; Colonel in the East Indies; / to which is annex’d / A GENERAL PLAN OF THE... 1762 or later

Letterpress text; printed on four sheets of paper; the first and second sheets paste together down the left side, and the second and third sheets pasted together down the right side | 52.4 x 32.5 cm (sheet) | RCIN 733038.b

Your share link is...

  Close

Letterpress account of the siege of Vellore, besieged by the British from 13 October, and taken on 26 December 1761. Seven Years War (1756-63). See also RCIN 733038.a.

  • Anonymous (cartographer)

  • Watermark: Strasburg lily and bend, the letters L V G below; countermark: IV [and] fleur-de-lys in crowned shield, a ‘4’ suspending the letters L V G below; countermark: IV

    Mark, stamped: 936

    Condition: Sheet 1: creased; 10.1 cm tear to right edge; other small tears to edges. Sheet 2: creased; a 4.0 cm tear to right edge. Verso: remains from an old guard or mount. Sheet 3: one fold line; crease. Verso: remains of old guard or mount along right edge. Sheet 4: one fold line; 20.0 cm tear along central fold

  • 52.4 x 32.5 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A DESCRIPTION / OF / VELLORE FORT / The Pettahs, the Hills, & the Attack carried on by / the English Army under the command / OF / JOHN CAILLAUD Esq; Colonel in the East Indies; / to which is annex’d / A GENERAL PLAN OF THE WHIOLE, / 1761. [letterpress]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Vellore 13 Oct. - 26 Dec. 1761.

    Other annotations: (Recto) [bottom right, black pencil, ink:] REFERENCES. (Verso) [bottom left, red pencil, cropped:] 13/[100]; [bottom left, black pencil, erased:] XVI/[?]; [right edge, ink: part of a letter or figure].

    George III catalogue entry:

    Vellore A drawn Plan of Vellore attacked by the English Army under the command of Colonel Caillaud the 13.th of Oct.r and taken the 26.th of Dec.r 1761: by Major John Call chief Eng.r with a printed Account of the Siege.

  • 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)

    Vellore, Tamil Nādu, India (12°56'N 79°09'E)

Page revisions