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A View of the Fort of Jionpoor upon the banks of the River Goomty

A View of the Fort of Jionpoor upon the banks of the River Goomty

Artist: Hodges, William (1744-1797)

Medium: Aquatint with etching, coloured

Date: 1787

Shelfmark: X307(33)

Item number: plate 33

Length: 33.3

Width: 48

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Print

Plate 33 from William Hodges' book, "Select Views in India". In 1783, while travelling to Calcutta, Hodges stopped at Jaunpur and described this ruined fortress as '...a building of considerable extent, on a high bank commanding the bridge...' . The Fort of Firoz Shah Tugluq at Jaunpur was established in 1360. It has the shape of an irregular quadrangle and was built at a strategic crossing point on the river Gomti.

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