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Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Photographs II Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Photographs II L .SCHIAVONEETI (B.1765)
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1. The Death of Tippoo Sultan recognized by his family
The body of the Sultan was not found till late in the evening and then placed in the court of the palace by order of Major General Baird. The next day it was recognized by his family, whose grief on the occasion was extreme, his death depriving them of the only dependence they had in their calamitous situation. Dedicated by permission to the Honorable Court of Directors of the United East India Company by their most obliged and most obedient humble servants; L. N. V I Schiavonetti & V. A. Cardon. Painted by R K Porter, London; Published Oct 15th, 1801 by MefTS Schiavonetti N°12 Michaels Place, Brompton and by Anthony Cardon N°31, Clipstone Street, Fitzroy Square. Engraved by L. Schiavonetti & V A.Double.
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2. Sir David Baird discovering the body of Tippoo Saib - a title page engraving from the History of the British Empire In India and the East by Dr. E. H. Nolan, London, James S. Virtue City Road & Ivy Lane.
Compare: Lot No 111, Bid & Hammer's August 2010 sale