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Fort William in the Kingdom of Bengal. / Le Fort Guilliaume dans le Royaume de Bengal.

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Article ID ASI1231
Artist Laurie & Whittle
Title Fort William in the Kingdom of Bengal. / Le Fort Guilliaume dans le Royaume de Bengal.
Year ca. 1794
Description
Total view of Fort William in Kolkata, Calcutta, India with decorative off shore ships.

Kolkata is the capital of the Indian state of West Bengal. In the late 17th century, the three villages that predated Calcutta were ruled by the Nawab of Bengal under Mughal suzerainty. After the Nawab granted the East India Company a trading licence in 1690,the area was developed by the Company into an increasingly fortified trading post. Nawab Siraj ud-Daulah occupied Calcutta in 1756, and the East India Company retook it the following year. In 1793 the East India company was strong enough to abolish Nizamat (local rule), and assumed full sovereignty of the region.
Place of Publication London
Dimensions (cm)25 x 39 cm
ConditionTear at the right external margin restored
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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