The Dutch briefly occupied Pondicherry, 1693-98

(downloaded July 2007)

"DUTCH INDIA: Copper 1-cash, Pondicherry. Obverse  Formalized figure of deity (Kali?) standing facing. Reverse  Three-line Tamil legend: Pudu / cher / i. Date  c. 1693-98. Weight  1.01 gm. Diameter  9 mm."

A small copper French "doudou" coin, with a fleur-de-lis on one side and a Tamil mint name, 'Puducheri', on the other; these were minted c.1720-1837

Source: ebay, May 2007

Bellin's plan of Pondicherry, a copperplate engraving, 1741; *the whole page*; *a very large scan of the map with an explanatory key*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2004; Dec. 2005

*A plan of Pondicherry, from the London Magazine, 1759*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2006

*Ruins of the citadel in Pondicherry after the attack by the British; McClean shown sketching in the foreground. 8 September 1762* (BL)

*'Prospectus camerate vinee in hortis gubernatoris Pondicherii in Indiis orientalibus ad oram Coromandelis,' an etching [in "vue d'optic" form] of a trellis in the Governor's garden, late 1700's* (BL)

A view by J. Chereau, c.1780 (with modern hand coloring); *the whole engraving*

Source: ebay, May 2008

A plan of the citadel itself, by John Luffman, London, 1802; as one of a series of "select plans of cities"; click on the image for a very large scan

Source: ebay, Nov. 2010

*'Vue des Magazins de la Compagnie des Indes a Pondichery, de l'Amiraute et de la Maison du Gouverneur.' Engraving. Published 19th cent.* (BL)

*Pondicherry as an independent French enclave, from "The Weekly Dispatch," London, c.1856-1863*

Source: ebay, Oct. 2005

*"Pondicheri, Fakir," by Schinz, 1836*

Source: ebay, Mar. 2014

"Countryside scene near Pondichery," an engraving by Alexandre de Bar, from 'Le Tour du Monde', 1869; also *"Portico of a Pagoda at Pondicherry"*

Source: ebay, July 2008

*"Pondicherry--Fakir," a German print, 1870's*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2009

*A plan of Pondicherry, from "The Earth and its Inhabitants" by Elisee Reclus (D. Appleton and Company, 1884)*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2006

An albumen print, c.1880's; *a map, c.1880's, that includes a similar view*

Source: ebay, May 2008

Pondicherry, in two albumen prints from the 1880's: *photo one* -- *photo two*

Source: ebay, Oct. 2005

"Pondichery: Banque de l'Indochine," a photo postcard, early 1900's

Source: ebay, Jan. 2007

A house in the old French quarter

(downloaded July 2008)

The church of Our Lady of the Angels, Pondicherry

(downloaded Dec. 2007)

*The church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Pondicherry*

(downloaded July 2008)

*The church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Pondicherry*

(downloaded July 2008)

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