1770 Croisey Map of the South Indian Seat of War Between England and France
1770 Croisey Map of the South Indian Seat of War Between England and France

1770 Croisey Map of the South Indian Seat of War Between England and France. WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS – NOT REPRODUCTIONS. Title: Theatre de la Guerre Dans l’Inde sur la Coste de Coromandel Par M. Description: This superb 1770 map of Tamil Nadu, India was engraved in Paris by P. Croisey and is attributed to Jean Bourcet, the chief French military engineer in the city of Pondicherry during the Seven YearsâÃô War. The map, oriented to the west, shows the Carnatic and the southern Coromandel Coast, which was the theatre of the Carnatic Wars and the First Anglo-Mysore War through 1740s and 1760s. Though often fought locally between the Nawabs of the Carnatic and the Sultanate of Mysore, the conflict was essentially between EnglandâÃôs East India Company and France. Beginning as an offshoot of the War of the Austrian Succession and extending through the Seven YearsâÃô War, England and France fought in a series of conflicts throughout India. The central and deciding regional fights would all fall in the south, within the bounds of this map. Direct battles between the European powers were rare: the fighting was largely characterized by small, disciplined and technologically superior European forces employed to shift the balance of forces in local power struggles. Key battles are shown on the map and dated. Those with a French commander present are noted with that officerâÃôs name, and a notation indicating the character of the fight: a French win, a French loss, or a draw. Nineteen inset views detail the fortifications of cities at play during the conflict. Each includes a note indicating whose sphere of influence the city falls within French, English, Dutch, Danish, or the Carnatic. The source for these views is likely to be Bourcet, who was the chief French military engineer in Pondicherry, and to whom the overall map is generally attributed. Publication History and Census. This map was engraved and published in Paris, France by P. Croisey, liely based upon cartography provided by Paul Bourcet. The map is rare: We see examples catalogued only in the British Library, the Sachische Landesbibliothek, the University of Bern, and the BNF. We see catalogue records for three examples of this map going back to 1994. Size: Printed area measures 22.75 inches high by 37 inches wide. Condition: Very good condition. 1 – 10 days. If your address is a P. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Other Services Conservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. The item “1770 Croisey Map of the South Indian Seat of War Between England and France” is in sale since Thursday, November 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Asia Maps”. The seller is “geographicusmaps” and is located in 11221. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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