Asia. The first part being an accurate description of Persia, and the several provinces thereof : the vast empire of the Great Mogol, and other parts of India, and their several kingdoms and regions : with the denominations and descriptions of the cities, towns, and places of remark therein contain'd : the various customs, habits, religion, and languages of the inhabitants : their political governments, and way of commerce : also the plants and animals peculiar to each country
Ogilby, John, 1600-1676.

The Kingdom or Province of Mando or Bando.

THe Province or Kingdom of Mando, other∣wise Bando, by the Inhabitants (accord∣ing to Texeira) call'd Mandou, and by Purchas, Mandao, borders in the East, at Agra; in the North, at Dely; in the West, at Jesselmeer; and in the South, at the Province of Malway.

*The Metropolis, which bears one and the same Name with the Province, hath six Miles in cir∣cumference: It lies on a high Mountain, the top whereof is flat and spacious. The Ascent to the City is very, high and steep, and troublesom to walk up. Not far from the foot of the Mountain is a large Town call'd Achabar Pore, by which glides a broad River call'd Narbodag. The top of the Mountain is overgrown with shady Trees in such a manner, that it is very pleasant to ••hold, either from the foot upwards, or from the top downwards. This wooddy Mountain serves as a Recess for Lions, Tygers, and wild Elephants.

In this City the Great Mogol hath a House or spacious Palace, built of square Stone, in which he often resides. Not far from this Palace is a Cave cut in a Rock, which is no less artificial than plea∣sant, by reason of its coolness.

The Countrey is barren, sandy, and mountain∣ous, full of Lions, Tygers, and wild Elephants, and produces great plenty of Costus, in the Ma∣layan Tongue call'd Pucho, and Amphion or Opium.

There is also abundance of Azur, with which the Inhabitants Trade to China, Cambaya, and Ormuz.

It is said that the valiant Amazones Reign'd in this Countrey; but at present they retain nothing of their Predecessors Qualities, but onely to Ride well on Horseback, with half Boots and Spurs.

Whenever the Queen Rides abroad, she is ac∣companied by at least two thousand Women on Horseback.