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A JOURNEY FROM MADRAS THROUGH THE COUNTRIES OF MYSOR, CANARA, AND MALABAR,
Buchanan, Francis.

A JOURNEY FROM MADRAS THROUGH THE COUNTRIES OF MYSOR, CANARA, AND MALABAR,

Performed Under the Orders of the Most Noble the Marquis Wellesley, Governor General of India, for the Express Purpose of Investigating the State of Agriculture, Arts and Commerce; The Religion, Manners and Customs; The History Natural and Civil, and Antiquities, in the Dominions of the Rajah of Mysore and the Countries Acquired by the Honourable East India Company, in the Late and Former Wars, From Tippoo Sultaun. Published Under the Authority and Patronage of the Honourable the Directors of the East India Company. T. Cadell and W. Davies .... 1807.
1st Ed. 3 vols. 4to. Half title present to vol. 1. 37 copper plates including 1 cold., 2 ports., 5 folding tables, folding map. Marginal blind institutional stamps throughout, markings to verso of t.p., light browning, signature [3E2] to vol. 2. cracked with loss to text, signature [Dd2] to vol. 2. crudely repaired, t.p. to vol. 3 silked to tail with sm. repair to tail of t.p. of vol. 2., some minor sporadic staining, handsomely rebound in dark green crushed morocco with cloth boards, gilt lettering to spines. Francis Hamilton [formerly Buchanan], (17621829), East India Company surgeon and botanist. ODNB ... In 1800 Lord Wellesley appointed him to survey the newly conquered kingdom of Mysore, a posting which enabled him to collect a vast number of new botanical specimens. At the same time his survey, in both its portrayal of Tipu Sultan as a rapacious tyrant and its inventory of Mysore's natural wealth, vindicated Wellesley's controversial conquest, thereby earning Buchanan the governor-general's continued affection. A rambling, unedited version of the survey was published [as the above] ...
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