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View of the northern part of India


View of the northern part of India

Meurs, Jacob van / Anoniem / Anonymous

Chart of the northern part of India.

Magni Mogolis Imperium.

Alongside the town of Hardware a cow is shown crying a lake, fed by the Ganges.

Dr Olfert Dapper (1636-1689) published a large number of books after 1663. He wrote a history of the city of Amsterdam and furnished the first Dutch translation of Herodotus. But he is known particularly for his many descriptions of foreign lands which he compiled from various sources, without ever seeing the countries he wrote about for himself. This map of North India is taken from a description of Asia.

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Sources and literature

Dapper, Olfert, Asia of naukeurige beschrijving van het rijk des Grooten Mogols: en een groot gedeelte van Indiƫn (1672)