N.E. view of the Jami Masjid, Cuttack (Orissa)
Artist: Ignatio, C. (fl. 1816-1819)
Cuttack is situated on the banks of the Mahanadi and Kathajuri rivers. It was once the capital of the state of Orissa and contains the ruined Barabati Fort, which dates to the 14th century and is of Hindu origin. The Kadam Rasul is the other important monument in the town, a Muslim shrine that contains the Prophet's footprint. Cuttack was an important site for both the Mughal and Maratha administrations before it was annexed by the British. This drawing is in the style of the British school of art.