Robertson, William (1721-1793)
Title An Historical Disquisition concerning the knowledge which the ancients had of India; and the progress of trade with the country prior to the discovery of the passage to it by the Cape of Good Hope.
Binding Leather bound,
Book Condition cracked hinges. Needs a bookbinder's tender mercies. Occasional foxing.
Edition First American edition from the Fifth London edit
Publisher Philadelphia 1812.
Seller ID 1605
384 pp plus Index.
Large folding map at rear of book, missing one of two maps. The Disquisition was first published in 1791 and was his last work written before his death. Robertson was a member of the General Assembly. He was encouraged by his friend Edward Gibbons, based on his other historical works, to write a history of ancient India.