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C Ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S.
T E T
-General Division of Hindoostan, &c. into Provinces, or States
The Countries between Hindooftan and China
The Geography of the Countries contiguous to the lower part of the
Course of the River Indus, &c.
EXPLANATION of the CoLOURING of the MAP.
The Colours are used to point out the Boundaries of the principal
States now existing in Hindoostan, and these are divided into fix Classes, (viz.)
CLASS 1. The British PoSSESSIONS; or those of the East INDIA
GREEN. IV. The Nizam's Territories, by
ORANGE. V. Tippoo SULTAN's, by
PURPLE. VI. The Seiks, by
The following are the Territories comprised in each Class.
1. BRITISH POSSESSIONS. Red.
i Bengal and Bahar, with the Zemindary of Benares.
II. British ALLIES.YELLOW.
III. MAHRATTA States.GREEN.
TRIBUTARICS. i Malwa.
i Rajah of Jyenagur. 2 Candeish.
Joodpour. 3 Part of Amednaguror Dowlatabad. 3
Oudipour. 4 Viliapour.
Narwah. 5 Part of Guzerat.
Gohud. 6 Agra.
6 Part of Bundelcund. 7 Agimere.
7 Mahomed Hyat. Bopalcol. 8 Allahabad.
8 Futty Sing. Amedabad.
IV. NIZAM-ALLY, Soubah of the DeccAN.-ORANCE. Golconda, Aurungabad, Beder, part of Berar, Adoni, Rachore, &c.
V. TIPPOO SULTAN.-PURPLE.
Mysore, Bednore, Canara, Cuddapah, &c. &c.
Lahore, Moultan, and the western parts of Delhi.
SMALL STATEs, not distinguished by Colours.
INDOOSTAN, has by the people of modern Europe, been understood to mean the tract situated between the rivers
and Indus, on the east and weft; the Thibetian and Tark tarian mountains, on the north ; and the fea on the fouth. But ftrictly speaking, the extent of Hindoostan is much more circumi Seribed, than these limits convey an idea of : and the name ought to be applied only to that part of the above tract, which lies to the north of the parallels of 21° or 22°. The Nerbudda river, is indeed, the reputed southern boundary of Hindoostan, as far as it goes; and the southern frontiers of Bengal and Bahar, compose the remainder of it. The countries on the south of this line, according to the Indian geographers, go under the generál name of Déccani and comprise nearly one half of the tract generally known by the name of the Mogul empire. But as the term HINDOOSTAN has been applied in a lax sense to this whole region, it may be neceffary to distinguish the northern part of it, by the name of Hindoostan proper. This tract has indeed the Indus, and the mountains of Thibet and Tartary, for its western and northern boundaries :. but the Ganges was improperly applied as an eastern boundary; as it interfects in its course, some of the richest provinces of the empire : while the Burrampooter, which is much nearer the mark, as an eastern boundary, was utterly unknown. In this circumscribed. ftate, the extent of Hindooftan proper, is about equal to France, Germany, Bohemia, Hungary, Switzerland, Italy, and the Low Countries, collectively: and the. Deccan and peninsula, are