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Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71)

Madras, 1758

A Plan of FORT S.T GEORGE, part of the BLACKTOWN and the Country adjacent / as it was when besieged by the French, 12 December 1758. [top left, outside neatline:] Plate XII 1761

Engraving and etching; printed on paper | Scale: 1:6,480. | RCIN 732084

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A plan of Fort George, Madras, during the French siege, 12 December 1758. Seven Years War (1756-63). Oriented with west-north-west to top (compass rose).

  • Thomas Jefferys (c. 1719-71) (engraver and publisher) [bottom right, outside neatline:] T. Jefferys Sculp.

  • Watermark: None

    Condition: no fold lines; brown discolouration

  • Scale: 1:6,480. Scale bar: Scale of Yards 180 to an Inch.

    21.3 x 41.9 cm (neatline)

    23.0 x 42.3 cm (image)

    cropped (platemark)

    23.4 x 44.8 cm (sheet)

  • Printed title:

    A Plan of FORT S.T GEORGE, part of the BLACKTOWN and the Country adjacent / as it was when besieged by the French, 12 December 1758. [top left, outside neatline:] Plate XII. [below map, outside neatline]

    Annotations:

    George III heading: Madras 12 Dec. 1758.

    Other annotations: (Recto) none. (Verso) [bottom right, ink:] 13/64-b; [bottom right, black pencil, erased:] XVI/[?]4.

    George III catalogue entry:

    Madras A Plan of Fort S.t George at Madras with part of the Black Town and adjacent Country as it was when besieged by the French, 12 Dec.r 1758: by T. Jefferys.

  • 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)

    Chennai, Tamil Nādu, India (13°05'16"N 80°16'42"E)

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