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No. XV, FOR JULY, 1816.
Art. I.- Travels in Beloochistan and Sinde; accompanied
by a Geographical and Historical Account of those Countries; with a Map. By Lieutenant HenRY Pottinger, of the Honourable East-India Company's Service, late Assistant and Surveyor with the Missions to Sinde and Persia. Longman and Co., London, 1816. 4to. 21.12s 6d.
To those who are desirous of obtaining information relative to regions imperfectly known, and of extending their acquaintance with nations but one degree removed from savage life, the work before us will prove interesting. It relates to the interior of a country previously unexplored by Europeans, and to a people whose very name will be strange to many of our readers. Of a great part of the district through which Mr. Pottinger travelled, no authentic account is known to exist, since the time when the insatiable ambition of Alexander the Great prompted bim to visit those regions.
The disguise under which the present author and bis lamented and enterprising fellow-traveller, the late Captain Cbristie, were obliged to pursue their inquiries, and the difficult and dangerous circumstances in which they were frequently placed, excite the reader's apprehension for their safety, and communicate to the narrative all that interest which so naturally springs from the perils of the brave.
We have already adverted to the causes which led to this and other expeditions of a similar kind -(see our review of Malcolm's History of Persia, Vol. II. p. 394, - expeditions wbich have given rise to several important and distinguished works, and greatly enlarged our acquaintance with the annals of the East. Mr. Pottinger gives the following account of his work, and of his reasons for compos. ing it.