Memoir of a Map of Hindoostan; Or the Mogul's Empire: With an Examination of Some Positions in the Former System of Indian Geography; and Some Illustrations of the Present One: and a Complete Index of Names to the Map

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M. Brown, 1783 - Cartography - 136 pages

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Page 43 - Mahananda river, which is always navigable, and communicates also with the Ganges. Taking the extent of the ruins of Gour at the most reasonable calculation, it is not less than fifteen miles in length (extending along the old bank of the Ganges), and from two to three in breadth.
Page 7 - Cavvn's diftricl: of Rampour) all the flat country between that river and the northern mountains, as well. as the principal part of that fertile tract lying between the Ganges and Jumna, known by the name of Dooab*, to within forty miles of the city of Delhi.
Page 44 - ... the capital of Bengal and Bahar, as united under one government ; being nearly centrical with respect to the populous parts of those provinces, and...
Page 44 - These fabrics and a 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 merchandize, and are transported to Moorshedabad, Maldah and other places for the purpose of building.
Page 55 - Attock now stands : because, first, it appears to have been, in all ages, the pass on the Indus leading from the countries of Cabul and Candahar into India ; and this is strongly indicated by the circumstance of Acbar's building the fortress of Attock to command it.
Page i - British standards from one extreme of it to the other; a map of Hindoostan, such as will explain the local circumstances of our political connections, and the marches of our armies, cannot but be highly interesting to every person whose imagination has been struck by the splendour of our victories.
Page 9 - ... mentions, feems to be the Canton of our merchants. The third divifion of Hind is called MABER * by the Arabians, and extends from the gulf of Bengal on both fides of the Ganges as far northward as the ftraits of Kupele ; and here we may obferve, that it is ufual with the Ajiaticks to give the fame name to the countries, which lie on both fides of any confiderable river...
Page 89 - ... the king of Burmah or Ava:" and again; "The king of Burmah, whose reputed capital is Ava, and from whence the whole kingdom, though erroneously, is often denominated, is said to possess not only the country of Meckley, in addition to those of Pegu and Burmah, but also the whole tract which lies on the north of it, between China, Thibet, and Assam."—Mem.
Page 56 - Lahore now (lands, he appears to be drawn out of the direct route towards the Ganges, to attack the city of Sangala...
Page i - Hindoostan was limited to a particular province.. . little curiosity was excited towards the general geography of the country: but now that we are engaged either in wars, alliances, or negociations with all the...

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