The View of Hindoostan - Western Hindoostan, Vol. II The View of Hindoostan - Eastern Hindoostan.

London: Henry Hughes, 1798.

Price: $2,000.00

About the item

First edition. Folding map, frontispieces, plates. [xv], 263, [9, index]; [x], 374, [12] pp. 2 vols. 4to (11 x 9 inches). Contemporary full tan calf, rebacked retaining original boards, lower corner of Vol. I repaired. 19th-century ownership inscriptions to first blanks, 1-inch tear to map near mount, some thumb soiling and scattered spotting. ESTC T145966; Cox I, p. 307.

Item #319520

"This tireless naturalist and antiquary reached out to the ends of the world to gather in knowledge" (Cox).
These are volumes one and two on India and Ceylon of an intended 14-volume series entitled "Outlines of the Globe." Welshman Pennant died in 1798, the year of publication, and only two more volumes (China and Japan) were published after his death, by his son.