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727.  Forrest’s Voyage from Calcutta to the Menguy Archipelago, 1792. 2 vols. 4to.—­This work is justly of great authority, for its details in maritime geography,

728.  Stavorinus’s Voyages to the East Indies, comprising an account of all the possessions of the Dutch in India, and at the Cape of Good Hope, 3 vols. 8vo. 1798.

729.  Fra. Paolino’s Voyage to the East Indies.  With notes by J. Reinold Forster. 8vo. 1800.—­A translation of this valuable work, which originally appeared in Italian, was published in Paris, in 1805, by Anquetil du Perrin, in 3 Vols. 8vo.  There are few works which throw more light than this does, on the religious antiquities of India.

730.  Rennel’s Memoir of a Map of Indostan. 2 Vols. 4to. 1793.—­For geographical research, this work justly bears the highest character.

  Particular parts of the East Indies are specially described in the
  following works: 

731.  Nouvelle Relation d’un Voyage fait aux Indes Orientales.  Par M. Dellen.  Amsterd. 1699. 12mo.—–­Malabar, Calecut, and Goa, are particularly noticed by this author, who, being a medical man, is full and instructive on the poisonous animals, and the diseases.

732.  Voyage de Francois Bernier, contenant la Description des Etats du Grand Mogul.  Amsterd. 1725. 2 Vols. 12mo.—­This author was also a medical man, and from that circumstance obtained favour from the Mogul, and an opportunity of visiting parts of Asia, at that time little known, particularly Cachemere, of which he gives a full and interesting description.

733.  Voyage aux Indes Orientales, 1802-6, revu et augmente de notes.  Par Sonnini. 2 Vols. 8vo.  Paris, 1810.—­The notes by Sonnini sufficiently point out the nature and character of this work.

734.  Voyage dans la Peninsule Occidentale de l’Inde, et dans l’Isle de Ceylon. 2 Vols. 8vo.  Paris, 1811.—­This work is translated from the Dutch of Haafner; and as latterly few, except the English, have published accounts of India, it is for this reason interesting.

735.  A Journey from Madras, through Mysore, Canara, and Malabar.  By F. Buchanan. 1811, 4to.—­Much information, not well arranged or agreeably communicated, on the most valuable productions of these districts, on their climate, manufactures, and the manners, religion, &c. of their inhabitants.

736.  Heyne’s Tracts, historical and statistical, on India; with Journals of several Tours:  and an account of Sumatra. 1814, 4to.  A work not so well known, as from its information, particularly statistical, it deserves to be.

737.  Forbes’s Oriental Memoirs. 1813, 4 Vols. 4to.—­It is to be regretted that this very splendid and expensive work was not published in a cheaper form, as it abounds in most striking pictures of the manners, customs, &c. of India.

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