Map of Bangalore from 1791

old map

222 years old map of Bangalore!!

Prepared on 22nd March 1791 by Lord Cornwallis during the Third Anglo-Mysore War as a part of a strategy to attack Bangalore. Back then, Bangalore, planned by Kempe Gowda, comprised of a small protected territory as shown in the map, surrounded by bushes & a strong fort adjoining it at the southern part. Today, the fort is no more but the area around it is still referred to as Old Bangalore which comprises of Avenue road, Chikpet & surrounding areas (Which was popularly called petta by British and Pete pronounced as “pay-tay” by locals).

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References:

http://www.europeana.eu/portal/record/92037/62AFC68AD290522EC118C2407C6BC862EE6C3EA5.html

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/bangalore/a-city-that-fell-to-the-lure-of-trade/article4264672.ece

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