1794 History of INDIA Asia MAPS Egypt Hindustan Robertson Scottish Enlightenment

ROBERTSON, William

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William Robertson was a notable 18th-century Scottish historian, and, according to Humphreys, ‘made significant contributions to the writing of Scottish history and the history of Spain and Spanish America.’ While Robertson was most known for his histories of America and Great Britain, he also published an historical account of India.

 

In this work, ‘An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge of India’, Robertson explored the commercial and cultural connections India had with the West through the end of the 15th-century. According to Stewart Brown, this work

“represents one of the more significant achievements of the late Scottish Enlightenment.”

 

This fine work features 2 enormous, folding maps of India.

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1794 History of INDIA Asia MAPS Egypt Hindustan Robertson Scottish Enlightenment

 

William Robertson was a notable 18th-century Scottish historian, and, according to Humphreys, ‘made significant contributions to the writing of Scottish history and the history of Spain and Spanish America.’ While Robertson was most known for his histories of America and Great Britain, he also published an historical account of India.

 

In this work, ‘An Historical Disquisition Concerning the Knowledge of India’, Robertson explored the commercial and cultural connections India had with the West through the end of the 15th-century. According to Stewart Brown, this work

“represents one of the more significant achievements of the late Scottish Enlightenment.”

 

This fine work features 2 enormous, folding maps of India.

 

Item number: #5837

Price: $550

 

ROBERTSON, William

 

An historical disquisition concerning the knowledge which the ancients had of India : and the progress of trade with that country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope. With an appendix, containing observations on the Civil Policy-The Laws and Judicial Proceedings-The Arts-The Sciences-And Religious Institutions, of the Indians. By William Robertson, D.D.F.R.S. Ed. Principal of the University, and Historiographer to his Majesty for Scotland.

 

London : Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell ; And E. Balfour at Edinburgh : And sold by T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, (successors to Mr. Cadell), in the Strand, 1794.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [vi], [2], 441, [23]
    • Illustrated with 2 large folding maps
  • References: Humphreys, William Robertson and his History of America; Brown, William Robertson, Early Orientalism;
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)

 

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5837

Categories

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

European History

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

ROBERTSON, William

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete