Additions to Pennant's Outlines of the Globe,

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 23412E.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004650565
  • Dates of Creation
      ca. 1789-1798 /
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      xviii, 160 ff. (original pagination 1-263, with insertions, continued to end) ; 340 x 265 mm. Original paper-backed boards, spine wanting, repaired at NLW; loose papers (ff. 1-23) in wallet.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

Thomas Pennant's copy of his Outlines of the Globe. The View of Hindoostan. Vol. 1. Western Hindoostan (London, 1798), containing original hand-coloured and pen-and-ink drawings, the original water-colour headpiece by Moses Griffith, Junior, and extra illustrations not contained in the published work, including two engraved plates by Thomas Vivares. Pasted-in cuttings from other works include two woodcuts from Thomas Coryate, Greeting from the Court of the Great Mogul, 1616. Plates, drawings and engravings found loose inside the volume have, where possible, been tipped in between the relevant pages. Other items loose inside (23 ff.), mostly relating to the text, include notes by Thomas Pennant; a list of costs relating to the production of volumes I and II of the work; and letters (4) 1796-8 and n.d. to Thomas Pennant, including a letter, 1798, from Luigi Schiavonetti, and an undated note from Sir Elijah Impey.


Title based on contents.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 23412E.

Other Finding Aids

The contents of NLW MSS 22853-23691 are indexed in greater detail in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, vol. 9 (Aberystwyth, 2003).

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