Powerful rivers are always in the process of carving out varying channels and mouths; a map by James Rennell, from the 'Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London', 1781

Source: ebay, Feb. 2009

In the northwest the mouths of the great Indus River, even as they shifted over time, provided a supremely useful set of ports...

And in the northeast, the mouths of the Ganges played a similar role (George Ramsay & Co, Edinburgh, 1814)

Source: ebay, Nov. 2003

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