Published as the Act directs July 1 1795. No.5, Curzon Street.
Stipple engraving with soft-ground etching, with small margins. 317 x 250mm.
Fine portrait of Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis [1738 - 1805]. Governor-General of India (1786-1793), Charles Cornwallis became famous for his reforming administration. He established the Cornwallis (or Bengal) code for stamping out corruption and pioneered a more professional, salaried civil service. His improvements had valuable long-term consequences for the effective government of India.
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