1895 Print over 100 years old Trichinopoly The Rock (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.168.

Entitled – Trichinopoly. The Rock, seen from the North. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Trichinopoly. – In less than two hours one reaches this city from Tanjore; after Madras it is the largest city in the Presidency, and contains 91,000 inhabitants, according to the 1891 census.

The great rock of Trichinopoly is a mass of gneiss, rising abruptly out of the plain, like a hugh boulder, to a height of 273ft. above the street at its foot.

The town is situated on the right bank of the Cauvery, fifty-six miles from the sea : it was besieged by the French in 1751, and has played a conspicuous part in the wars of the Carnatic.

From the rock one obtains a view of the plain for twenty or thirty miles, including the majestic Cauvery and the Golden Rock; the Nawab’s Palace, and the Island of Seringham half buried in dense groves.

The old fortifications surrounding the rock were all demolished 30 years ago, and nothing is now left save the citadel, and a small temple which crowns the summit.

This temple is approached by a pillared passage cut in the rock; and in 1849 a panic arose among a crowd of pilgrims who were descending after devotions, the result being that nearly 500 were crushed to death.

The old moat of the fort has been filled up and laid out as a boulevard.

The Nawab’s Palace has lately been restored, and is now used for courts and public offices.

To the north of the Fort Rock is the Island of Seringham, 17 miles long and about 1 and a quarter miles wide.

This island is connected with the mainland by a brick and stone bridge of 32 spans.

The Temple of Seringham, a mile north-west of the bridge, is, without doubt, the largest in India.

The outer inclosure measures 2,475f. by 2,880ft., and contains a bazaar.

In the court round the central inclosure is the so-called Hall of a Thousand Columns.

Mr. Fergusson counted 960 of these granite monoliths, which are 18ft. high; but their number is diminishing.

There are 15 great gate towers, some of them 200ft. high. 

If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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