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ROBERTSON, William.

A historical disquisition concerning the knowledge which the ancients had of India;

and the progress of trade with the country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an appendix, containing observations on the civil policy - the laws and judicial proceedings - the arts - the sciences - the religious in

Stock Code
103675
London, Strahan, 1791
£750

Robertson was encouraged in this work by his reading of Major James Rennell's Memoir on the Map of Hindustan, 1783 and also by Edward Gibbon. The work ends with a hope that the account 'of the early and high civilization of India, and of the wonderful progress of its inhabitants in elegant arts and useful science, may have some influence upon the behaviour of Europeans towards that people.'

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Description

First edition. 4to, xii, 364, [xii] pp., 2 large folding maps, contemporary red and green morocco labels, light fade to upper cover, an excellent copy.

Bibliography

Kress B.2182.

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