The Assault and Taking of Seringapatam on the 4.th of May 1799. Major General Baird having devided his force into two divisions, one under the command of Colonel Sherbrooke and the other of Colonel Dunlop, the troops ascended the breach under a heavy fire, when the latter officer was severely wounded, but though vigrrously opposed, loth divisions, were completely successful. Dedicated by Permission To His most Gracious Majesty George III King of the United Kingdoms of Great Britain & Ireland, &c.&c.&c. By His Majesty's most dutiful servants. Anth.y Cardon & N.& S. Schiavonetti.
Zu finden in der Akademischen Kunsthandlung in Augsburg. [n.d. c.1800.]
Rare hand-coloured engraving, 425 x 483mm. 16¾ x 19". Trimmed.
The Battle of Seringapatam was the final battle of the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War, between the British East India Company and the Kingdom of Mysore; which came to an end with the defeat and death of Tippu Sultan. It was a decisive British victory after breaching the walls of the fortress and storming the citadel. The British restored the Wodeyar dynasty to the throne after the victory, but retained indirect control of the kingdom.
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