A general view in Ootacamund

Description

A General View in Ootacamund was published in Captain Richard Barron’s Views in India, Chiefly among the Neelgherry Hills (1837). Ootacamund (abbreviated as Ooty) is one of the principal towns in the Nilgirirs, a mountain range in Tamil Nadu, southern India. The Nilgiris were ceded to the British East India Company during the Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798–99). Ooty became a popular resort among British officials, and was the summer capital of the Madras Presidency. A few colonial buildings can be seen in Barron’s view, including St Stephen’s Church (centre), built by Stephen Rumbold Lushington, the Governor of Madras, and the Ootacamund Club (left of the church).

Full title:
A General View in Ootacamund, plate II of Views in India, Chiefly among the Neelgherry Hills, taken during a short residence on them in 1835, with notes and descriptive illustrations
Published:
1826, London
Publisher:  
R. Havell
Format:
View / Aquatint / Hand colouring
Creator:
Robert Havell, Richard Barron
Usage terms
Public Domain
Held by
British Library
Shelfmark:
X 664

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