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MAP OF HINDOOSTAN: ;
AN INTRODUCTION, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE GEOGRAPHY AND PRESEN
DIVISION OF THAT COUNTRY:
A MAP OF THE COUNTRIES SITUATED BETWEEN THE HEADS OF-
THE INDIAN RIVERS, AND THE CASPIAN SEA:
A SUPPLEMENTARY MAP,
BY JAMES RENNELL, F. R. S.
LATE MAJOR OF ENGINEERS,
AND SURVEYOR-GENERAL IN BENGAL,
The flow'r and choice
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
'AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE GANGES AND
THE THIRD EDITION.
WITH A SECOND SUPPLEMENTARY MAP,
AND AN EXPLANATORY MEMOIR.
PRINTED BY W. BULMER AND CO.
FOR THE AUTHOR; AND SOLD BY G. NICOL, BOOKSELLER TO HIS MAJESTY, PALL-MALL.
SIR JOSEPH BANKS, BART.
PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY, &c. &c.
TO IMPROVE THE GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA,
AND THE NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES,
BY HIS MUCH OBLIGED, AND
FAITHFUL FRIEND AND SERVANT,
TO THE FIRST EDITION.
As almost every particular relating to Hindoost An, is become an object of popular curiosity, it can hardly be deemed superfluous to lay before the Public an improved System of its Geography. Indeed, the flattering reception that was given to my former work, on the same subject, has, in a manner, made that an object of duty, which was originally an object of choice: for che public having condescended to receive the imperfect information afforded them in 1782, I felt an indispensible obligation on me to render that information more perfect, whenever I might possess the means of accomplishing it. I hesitated only at the measure of subjecting them to an additional tax, so recently after the payment of the former one.
A large collection of materials of various kinds, having been added to my former stock, I have been enabled to produce a work of a more perfect kind than the former; and have therefore drawn it on a larger scale: the surface of the present Map, exceeding that of the former one, in the proportion of 2 and a quarter to 1. The scale of this Map, is one inch and a half to an equatorial degree: and the quantity of land represented in it, is about equal to one half of Europe. It is contained in four large sheets,