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OF A

MAP OF HINDOOSTAN: ;

OR THE

MOGUL EMPIRE:

WITH

AN INTRODUCTION, ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE GEOGRAPHY AND PRESEN

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.

BY JAMES RENNELL, F. R. S.

LATE MAJOR OF ENGINEERS,

AND SURVEYOR-GENERAL IN BENGAL,

The flow'r and choice
Of many provinces from bound to bound,
From ARACHOSIA, from CANDAOR cast,
And MARCIANA, to the HYRCANIAN cliffs
Of CAUCASUS-
From SAMARCHAND by Oxus, Temir's throne,
To AGRA and LAHOR of Great Mogul,
Down to the GOLDEN CHERSONESE
And utmost Indian Isle TAPROBANE.

MILTON.

TO WHICH IS ADDED,

'AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF THE GANGES AND

BURRAMPOOTER RIVERS.

THE THIRD EDITION.

WITH A SECOND SUPPLEMENTARY MAP,
CONTAINING THE NEW GEOGRAPHY OF THE PENINSULA OF INDIA ;

AND AN EXPLANATORY MEMOIR.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY W. BULMER AND CO.

FOR THE AUTHOR; AND SOLD BY G. NICOL, BOOKSELLER TO HIS MAJESTY, PALL-MALL.

MDCCXCIII.

TO

SIR JOSEPH BANKS, BART.

PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY, &c. &c.

This ATTEMPT

TO IMPROVE THE GEOGRAPHY OF INDIA,

AND THE NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES,

IS INSCRIBED,

BY HIS MUCH OBLIGED, AND

FAITHFUL FRIEND AND SERVANT,

J. RENNELL.

PREFACE

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,

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