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Map of Bombay coastline, 17th century

Map of Bombay coastline, 17th century

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Map of Bombay coastline. Indian city of Bombay (now known as Mumbai). This map was drawn in around 1680 by English cartographer William Hacke (fl. The scale at lower left is for a distance of 60 English miles. At upper left are views of Valentine's Peak. Other places named include the fort of 'Savage Castle', and the 'high land of Basseene'. At centre, the flag of Great Britain flies over the main bay. Bombay was placed under British rule in 1661, then transferred to the East India Company in 1668. Direct colonial rule of Bombay by the British Crown dates from the 1850s.

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