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Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Photography Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Photography CLAUDE MARTIN (4 January 1735 - 13 September 1800)
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CLAUDE MARTIN (4 January 1735 – 13 September 1800)
Mysore War, set of 7 engravings – 6 of them by French soldier Claude Martin of Lucknow + 1 print of Tipu Sultan by another artist based in Lucknow and aged 56 at the time. Martin had traveled to Madras to take part in the protracted Second Mysore War which resulted in the surrender by Tipu Sultan at Seringapatam in 1792. His role was largely in relation to reconnoitering. That is when he must have made these sketches. These are all 21 x 13 cms and were published in various issues of ‘European Magazine’ in 1792. No. 6 must have had the Martin credit but it looks like the print was clumsily cut at the bottom at some stage. Nos. 1 - 3 matted within one frame, Nos. 4 - 7 matted within one frame.
1. View of Savendroog Hill By Col. Claude Martin from a rock at about 600 yards distance W. Thomas Sculpt. / Published by J. Sewell, 32 Cornhill, 1st May 1792 The words ‘European Magazine’ printed on top of the print.
2. Southerly View of Outtradroog from the inside of the Pettah, drawn by Lieut Col. Claude Martin/ W. Thomas Sculpt. Published 1st Sept 1792 by J. Sewell, Cornhill
3. N. by E. View of Nandeedroog taken by storm, on the 18th of October 1791 by Lieut Col. Claude Martin W. Thomas Sculpt / Published by J. Sewell 32 Cornhill, 1 August 1792. The words European Magazine printed on top of the print.
4. Southerly View of Bangalore, by Col. Claude Martin. Published May 1, 1792 by I. Sewell
5. Plan of the Battle of 15th May, 1791 near Seringapatam, taken on the spot by Colonel Claude Martin. No date or publisher .The words European Magazine printed on top of the print.
6. Plan of the Fort of Bangalore from sights, without measurement. No date or publisher. No mention of Col. Claude Martin in the plan but being part of the above series, in all likelihood by him. The words European Magazine printed on top of the print.
7. Tippoo Sultaun, engraved by W Ridley. Published by J. Sewell, June 1, 1800