Headman of the Village or Potail, holding his Court.
Corner, Miss Julia.
From The History of China and India, Pictorial and Descriptive. 'Drawn on the spot by T.J. Rawlins, London, Dean & Co., Threadneedle Street, On Stone by Dean & Co'.
According to Sir Henry Yule, Hobson-Jobson, A Glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, London 1903. The title potail or patel 'is more particularly current in territories that are or have been subject to the Mahrattas'.
Abbey Travel 468 no. 1. J.R. Abbey, Travel in Aquatint and Lithography 1770-1860 from the library of J.R. Abbey: a bibliographical catalogue. London 1957.