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Fort Allahabad India aquatint William Hodges

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A View of the Fort of Allahabad


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Original antique topographical print


Hodges' description is as follows: View of the Fort of Allahabad - The Fort of Allahabad is situated on the Point of the Conflux of the Rivers Jumna and Ganges, and at the Extremity of the Dooab, (a Country lying between two Rivers.) This Building was raised by the great Emperor Akbar, and is one of the many Instances of his Magnificence, being of great Extent and Strength, and one of that great Line of Forts from Lahor to Chunar Gur, and which, in the Time of Akbar, must have secured the Empire from the Confines of Persia quite to the Borders of Bengal. In the Treaty entered into by the English with the late Nabob Sujah ul Dowlah, this Fort, then in their Possession, was exchanged for the Fort of Chunar Gur, and has since that Time remained in the Possession of the Nabob of Oud.' CONDITION: Very good, some faint spotting in lower margin outside platemark. Small paper loss to bottom right of sheet. Mounted with conservation museum board and backing.

Additional Information

artist William Hodges RA
method Aquatint
date 1787
size 420mm by 560mm (sheet)