Lot 172Historic Newspapers – Lloyd’s Evening Post – Death...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm

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Historic Newspapers – Lloyd’s Evening Post – Death of Munro – India edition of Lloyd’s Evening Post for July 3rd-5th 1793 containing an eyewitness account of the killing of the son of General Sir Hector Munro by a tiger while picnicking at Saugur Island of Calcutta. The event entered popular myth as a suggestion of divine retribution on Munro who had just meted out a crushing defeat in the Mysor Wars on Tipu Sultan. It inspired a famous Staffordshire pottery figure known today as ‘Tipoo’s Tiger’

Guide Price: £40.00 - £60.00

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