A Journey from Madras Through the Countries of Mysore, Canara, and Malabar -
1807 - Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies (bookseller to the Asiatic Society ) in the Strand, London - First Edition
In 1799, after the defeat of Tippu Sultan and the fall of Mysore, Dr Francis Buchanan was instructed by the Governor General, Lord Wellesley to investigate and document the agriculture, cattle, farms, crops, mines, minerals and mineral springs, manufacturers and manufacturers, climate and seasons, trees and forests, the inhabitants and their religions, currencies and customs. In addition, Wellesley noted: 'It would be eligible to have either models or drawings made of any description of machinery which may not have been seen by you in these parts of India.' His journeys and findings were then published in this comprehensive work.
A clean set of three volumes, full margins, volumes II and III are unopened. Half-title in volume one, engraved frontispiece, large engraved folding map, 38 engraved plates (one hand-coloured), 5 folding tables, large quarto [30x23cm]