Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan: Or, The Mogul Empire: with an Introduction, Illustrative of the Geography and Present Division of that Country: and a Map of the Countries Situated Between the Heads of the Indian Rivers, and the Caspian Sea: Also, a Supplementary Map, Containing the Improved Geography of the Countries Contiguous to the Heads of the Indus

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W. Bulmer and Company, 1793 - 479 pages
 

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Page 349 - Burrampaoter, are overflowed, and form an inundation of more than a hundred miles in width ; nothing appearing but villages and trees, excepting very rarely the top of an elevated fpot; (the artificial mound of fome deferted village) appearing like an ifland.
Page 58 - Generally speaking, the description of one Indian city, is a description of all ; they being all built on one plan, with exceeding narrow, confined, and crooked streets ; with an incredible number of reservoirs and ponds, and a great many gardens, interspersed. A few of the streets are paved with brick. The houses are variously built: some of brick, others with mud, and a...
Page 338 - Apr.l) the principal channel .varies from 400 yards to a mile and a quarter ; but is commonly about three quarters of a mile.
Page 56 - The principal ruins are a mosque lined with black marble, elaborately wrought; and two gates of the citadel, which are strikingly grand and lofty. These fabrics, and some few others, appear to owe their duration to the nature of their materials, which are less marketable, and more difficult to separate, than those of the ordinary brick buildings, which have been, and continue to be, an article of merchandise, and are transported to Moorshedabad, Malda, and other places, for thepurposc of building.
Page lxiii - Aurungzebe's ; and we accordingly find, that in a course of fifty years after his death, a succession of weak princes and wicked ministers reduced this astonishing empire to nothing.
Page 353 - November, it gradually lefsens from three inches to an inch and a half; and from November, to the latter end of April, it is only half an inch per day at a medium.
Page 338 - Below that, the channel is of confidernble depth, for the additional ftreams bring a greater acceffion of depth than width. At 500 miles from the fea, the channel is thirty feet deep when the river is at its loweft; and it continues at...
Page 235 - Lieutenant Cameron, our Engineer, next mounted, and tied a rope ladder to the battlements of the wall, this kind of ladder being the only one adapted to the purpose of scaling the wall in a body, the wooden ones only serving to ascend from crag to crag of the rock, and to assist in fixing the rope ladder.
Page 234 - ... miles in length ; but narrow, and of unequal breadth, and nearly flat on the top. The fides are fo fteep, as to appear almoft perpendicular in every part ; for where it was t 2...
Page 82 - Hindostan, before they had established themselves in the central parts of the country ; and owes its chief improvements to Humaioon, the father of Acbar, who made it his residence during a part of his troublesome reign. The city and suburbs form a circumference of 7 miles.

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