The Dutch appeared in the Indian waters around Goa in the 17th century and their blockades of the Portuguese territory was responsible for Goas decline into poverty. Although the colony was never conquered by the Dutch, it became the last remaining city under Portuguese control on the west coast of India.
“A View of the Comparative Lengths of the Principal Rivers and Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World”, published by Orr & Smith in London (1836), featuring 44 rivers and a hundred or so mountains.
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Geographical distribution of indigenous vegetation. The physical atlas of natural phenomena Henfrey, Arthur; Johnston, Alexander Keith; Schouw, Joakim Frederik, 1854 Col. lithograph. Illustration of “The distribution of plants in a perpendicular direction …” shows the Andes, Teneriffe, Himalaya, Alps & Pyrenees and Lapland. Inset charts: Regions of altitude corresponding to isothermal zones — Graphical statistics of the most important families of plants. ...