This map titled ‘Theatre de la Guerre sur la Cote de Coromandel’ [Theatre of War, on the Coromandel coast] was produced by Jakob van Schley (1715-1779) in the mid 18th century.
Both practically and ideologically, maps began to play an increasingly crucial role in realising European nationalist and imperialist objectives. The battles during the Carnatic wars in the 18th century are depicted on this map.
The Carnatic Wars were a series of conflicts in the Indian subcontinent between the British and French East India Companies and local Indian principalities contending for succession.
To read more on early maps, click here.
TitleTheatre de la Guerre sur la Cote de Coromandel (Theatre of War, on the Coromandel coast)
CartographerJakob van Schley
DimensionsH: 34.5cm x W: 27cm