'N by E view of Nandeedroog taken by storm the 18th of Oct 1791 by Lieut Col Claude Martin.' Engraving by W. Thomas published for the European Magazine 1792
Engraver: Thomas, W
Engraving of a north by east view of Nandidrug in Karnataka by W. Thomas after an original drawing by Lieutenant Colonel Claude Martin published for the European Magazine in 1792. The fort of Nandidrug is situated on top of an imposing perpendicular rock 1,500 feet high. In the time of Haidar Ali (r.1761-1782) and Tipu Sultan (r.1782-1799) the fort was encircled by a double line of ramparts. Although it was considered impregnable, the fortress was stormed and taken by British troops led by Lord Cornwallis on the 18th of Oct 1791.