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North View of Vizagapatam

North View of Vizagapatam

Aquatinter: Wells, John (fl.1792-1809)

Medium: Aquatint, coloured

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: P498

Item number: 498

Length: 29

Width: 42.7

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Coloured aquatint of Vizagapatam in Andhra Pradesh by John Wells published in 1788 after an original drawing by Captain Elisha Trapaud (1750-1828). Situated between the Eastern Ghats in southern India and the sea, Vizagapatam was originally a fishing village and forms a natural harbour. The British East India Company set up a Factory here in the mid 17th century. The town is now a major port and industrial centre, known for its oil refineries and ship-building industry.

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