Memoir Of A Map Of Hindoostan; Or The Mogul Empire With An Introduction, Illustrative Of The…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1793 Excerpt: ...that the whole lies nearly in the same line of direction a§ that portion of it between Lahore and Bember; or rather, of the ascent named the height of Bember, which appears to be a very few miles to the eastward of the fortress, and may bear from Lahore, about N £ W: Sirinagur, the capital of Cashmere, therefore, may be supposed to lie in the same direction. The distance on this line, according to the measured route of the Emperor Acbar, was 79»9 Acbaree cofses, which, at the rate of 31,16 to a degree (see page 85, and note), produce 153,6 G. miles of direct distance. But as the road lies over three mountainous ridges, named RuttunPunchal, Peer-Puncbal, and Nari-Birari, which take up more than 26 miles; perhaps ± may be allowed for windings, in this part. And for the Bember, and other heights, some farther deduction should be made; and then the whole distance may be taken at 150 G. miles, instead of the original 153,6. However, as I suspect that Acbar's measurement did not commence from the centre of Lahore,but from the suburbs, I shall take 151 for the distance of Sirinagur, which in the direction of N W, places that city in latitude 340 20' 30"; and in longitude 730 44/; or 6 minutes only west of Lahore. And Bember, by the same adjustment of distance, will be 64-i G. miles from Lahore; the 33 Acbaree cofses giving about 63 G. miles (from the suburbs). The Oriental tables give for the latitude of Cashmere, or Sirinagur (for the capital is known by either of those names), 350 15'; meant perhaps for 340 15'. Its longitude, in the same tables, is quite out: being more than a degree to the west of Lahore. It is certain, that according to the authorities on which we have determined the positions of Lahore, Attock, and Cabul, that of Cas...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1793 Excerpt: ...that the whole lies nearly in the same line of direction a§ that portion of it between Lahore and Bember; or rather, of the asce...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:196 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217511104

ISBN - 13:9780217511100

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