Posted on: 7 July 2010

Ryacotta in the Barramahal - 1802

Plate 12 from the third set of Thomas and William Daniells' 'Oriental Scenery.' Rayakottai is an ancient fortress in the Baramahal (the hilly country between the Mysore plateau and the plains of Tamil Nadu) which became part of a chain of military outposts used by Tipu Sultan's forces on their campaigns in the Tamil country. The central dome of granite is encircled by rings of walls. The original drawing was done in 1792, so that the British flag flying in the fortifications to the left indicates the then recent captured of the fort in 1791 in the third Mysore War.

Source : British Library

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