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The figure of one of their diabolical chariots

Yesterday I came upon Thomas Bowrey’s 17th century A geographical account of countries round the Bay of Bengal, 1669 to 1679 (Cambridge: Hakluyt), which you can find on the Internet Archive here. It’s one of those classic gross-out travelogues (“The natives did what?!”) and as a former caption-writer I love this particular image:

The figure of one of their diabolical chariots

Thomas Bowrey. [1905]. A geographical account of countries round the Bay of Bengal, 1669 to 1679. Cambridge: Hakluyt.

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