An important and previously unrecorded, contemporary eye-witness account of the Siege of Seringapatam and the death of Tipu Sultan, written by Captain Benjamin Sydenham (1777-1828) to George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney, K.B., (17371806), written at Seringapatam on the 25th May 1799
manuscript on paper, in sepia ink, approximately 28 lines to the page, 24 pages, folded horizontally, loosely joined in top left corner with metal thread tag, some staining
375 x 230 mm.
Islamic and Oriental Art
Islamic and Indian Art
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