Bernier, François, Travels in the Mogul Empire A.D. 1656-1668

(Westminster, Eng. :  Constable,  1891.)



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lution, etc., London, 1671-2, is contained in pages 1-154. We learn
from the copy of the letter from Monsieur de Monceaux the younger,
as given in this edition, that the Translator's name was Mr. H[enry]
Ouldinburgh.    This name is also spelt Oldenburg, see Appendix V.]

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Voyages de Frangois Bernier, Docteur en Medecine de la Faculte
de Montpellier, contenant la Description des Etats du Grand Mogol,
de I'Hindoustan, du Royaume de Kachemire, etc., ... Le tout
enrichi de Cartes et de Figures . . A Amsterdam, Chez Paul Marret,
Marchand Libraire dans le Beurs-straet, a la Renommee. m.dc.xcix.

[Frontispieces to both volumes the same, the Great Mogul riding in
state, a mere fancy sketch.

Vol. i., Map of the Mogol Empire, copied from the one in the first
French edition, facing p. 5.

Vol. ii. The illustrations are as follows ;—Engraving of Inhabitants
of Agra, facing page 5, some of the details from authentic Eastern
sources, but not applicable to Agra. Folding plate of The Court of
the Great Mogul, facing page 40, compiled from the text of Bernier and
various other writers, curious, here and there an authentic detail. This
plate has been used to illustrate various other accounts of the Mogul
Court. The Great Mogul being weighed against coin, folding plate,
facing page 55, a mere fancy sketch. Two elephants fighting, folding
plate facing page 63, copied in part from the engraving at page 61,
vol. iii., of edition No. 5. Folding plate, facing page 97, background,
hilly landscape with a representation of a Hindoo idol, of the Satyr
type usually met with in books of travel of that period ; to the left a
Moslem Fakir playing on a meerdung (species of drum worn round the
neck, and played on with the fingers of both hands); to the right, a
female figure, intended, I believe, to represent a woman on the way to
consult a devotee of some sort. Both of these figures have been copied
fromdrawingsafternature, and areundoubtedly quite authentic. Opposite
page 113, folding plate of a Suttee ceremony; to the left two figures in
Western dress looking on, a mere fancy sketch. At page 123, a Hindoo
Fakir, with his arms above his head, from nature. Folding plate
opposite page 236, the Great Mogul riding in state, copied from the
engraving at page 33, vol. iii., edition No. 5. Several of the details of
arms, musical instrument in hand of mounted figure in the foreground,
etc., have been copied from an early MS. copy of the Ain-i-Akbari,
in which there are drawings of these and other objects to illustrate the





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