Madras Fort St George – Old Print 1840

This is a steel engraved print of Fort St George, Madras (Chennai). Dating to 1840 it measures 10.5 x 7.25 inches. Published by “The London Printing And Publishing Company Ltd”.  The fort is an iconic landmark of Chennai. See my post- Antique Plan of Madras Fort St George 1782. Extract- The British East India Company’s trading center was earlier based at Masulipatnam or Machilipatnam.

Then shifting to Madraspatnam on the advice of the Naik of Chingleput in 1639. This was for the better access of the coveted muslin, and calico cloths produced there. Their agents Francis Day and Andrew Cogan were solely responsible for the relocation to an empty strip of land, close to the beach in Madraspatnam from where Madras got its name. By 1640 they built a factory (more a warehouse) and built a protective stockade around it.

And named it Fort St George, after England’s patron saint…”  The Print shows spots of staining due to its considerable age of 180 years.

Did you know- Chennai today is the fourth largest city in India

From the collection- Old Photo- British Military Regiment At Bangalore 1915.,  Vintage Postcard Royal Opera House Bombay.,  Vintage 1920 Card – Of The French Colonies In India

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