C1746

CHENNAI-Plan de Madras et du Fort St Georges Pris par les Francoias le 21 September 1746.

Fully hand coloured example of this c.18th plan of the city of Madras (present-day Chennai) with Fort Georges. The English East India Company purchased land at Madras in 1635 and was granted permission to build a factory and warehouse for … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

CHENNAI-Plan de Madras et du Fort St Georges Pris par les Francoias le 21 September 1746.

Date:

C1746

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

410mm 
x 191mm

Paper Size: 

442mm 
x 255mm
AUTHENTICITY
CHENNAI-Plan de Madras et du Fort St Georges Pris par les Francoias le 21 September 1746. - Antique Map from 1746

Genuine antique
dated:

1746

Description:

Fully hand coloured example of this c.18th plan of the city of Madras (present-day Chennai) with Fort Georges.

The English East India Company purchased land at Madras in 1635 and was granted permission to build a factory and warehouse for their trading enterprises in 1639. Later that year, Fort St George was built to protect the Company’s maritime interests. A table top right is an extensive key of prominent buildings. The area of Black Town, also known as George Town, was the first settlement of the city of Madras.

 

 

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Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier : ark:/12148/btv1b5962893

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

Bellin was a French multifaceted hydrographer and geographer had an incredibly successful 50 year career producing maps. His illustrious career started at just 18 years of age when he was appointed Chief Cartographer to the French Navy in 1721. His attention to detail, accuracy and high standard of workmanship resulted in him playing an integral role to France’s leadership in European cartography. In addition to being the Chief Cartographer of France’s hydrographic office, he was also a member of the Académie de Marine, the Royal Society of London, and the Philosophes (French intellectual group).

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