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MAP OF HINDOOSTAN;
M OG ULE M P I RE:
With an INTRODUCTION, illustrative of the GEOGRAPHY
and Present Division of that Country :
And a MAP of the Countries situated between the HEAD
of the Indus, and the CASPIAN SEA.
By J A MES RENNELL, F. R. S.
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
L O N D ON:
Printed by M. Brown, for the AUTHOR:
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,
J. RENNEL L.
London, if March, 1788.
P R E F A CE.
S almost every particular relating to HINDOOSTAN
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 Aattering reception that was given to my former work, on the fame subject, has, in a manner, made that an object of duty, which was originally an object of choice: for the 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, fo 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