Map of the Carnatic and Mysore drawn by M. Armstrong, June 1792.
Artist: Home, Robert (1752-1834)
Medium: Ink wash on paper
Ink wash of a map of the Carnatic and Mysore by Robert Home (1752-1834) and drawn by M. Armstrong in 1792. In the bottom left is a table of distances between the main towns. Inscribed on the bottom right is a list detailing, ‘Occurrences of the Late War with Tippoo Sultan’. It is one of a series comprising 22 loose drawings together with a map and three plans completed by Home when he accompanied the British army under Cornwallis during the 3rd Mysore War 1791-1792.
The British fought four separate wars with the rulers of Mysore Haidar Ali (r.1761-1782) and his son, Tipu Sultan (r.1782-1799) for control of southern India. The two most famous sieges in this conflict in 1792 and 1799 took place at Seringapatam. The defeat of Tipu and his forces made the British East India Company the paramount power in India.