Detailed plan of the famous Fort St. George and the city of Chennai, formerly Madras.
The fort was the first British fortification in India, built in 1639. It still stands today.
There are a number of alpha-numeric keys and remarks on the points of interest in the area.
Jakob van der Schley was a skilled draftsman and engraver who operated out of Amsterdam and had strong ties with the Hague. He was trained by Bernard Picart and his style resembles that of the elder man. Van der Schely was known for intricately engraved portraits and frontispieces. He signed most of the plates used in the Hague edition of the Abbe Prevost's Histoire generale des voyages.