Reduction of Savendroog, an impregnable Hill Fort of Tippoo Saib by the Marquis Cornwallis.
Engraving and etching with large margins. Plate: 210 x 175mm (8¼ x 7"). Central crease as issued.
A battle scene depicting General Cornwallis's seige of Savendroog in December 1791, during the Third Anglo-Mysore War. The fortress of Savendroog, which was deemed to be impregnable, was held by Tipu Sultun against the East India Company and was stormed after less than three weeks of seige. The scene shows the fortress upon a hill around which several settlements are situated. Several mounted officers are depicted in the foreground surrounded by soldiers preparing and firing cannon.
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