Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Bengal Vol. VIII (1805)
The book has been cut and rebound at a later date by Kokil & Co who have erroneously given it Vol. III. The Title page is missing, and some of the binding a bit loose. All the pages are somewhat browned, but in good condition other than a very little bookworm. Otherwise all the pages, diagrams and maps appear to be present.
Very important and rare copy of Vol. VIII, which includes a range of articles on the Indian subcontinent concerning science and religion, these are illustrated by maps and diagrams.
Of special interest is "An account of the measurement of an arc on the meridian on the Coast of Coromandel" by Brigade Major William Lambton, Colonel Lambton, later Brigade Major, was the originator and superintendent of the Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, and in this article he describes and illustrates his method of mapping through triangulation, that was to complete a highly accurate map of the subcontinent after his death.
Also of interest is "On the Hindu Systems of Astronomy, and their connection with History in ancient and modern times", and "An Essay on the Sacred Isles in the West, with other Essay, connected with that Work", which includes an interesting series of maps of the world according to various religions and peoples.