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Scene of a Melancholy event on the Island of Salsette, from a drawing by Baron de Montalembert 1774

Plate sixty-eight from the second volume of James
Forbes' "Oriental Memoirs" based on a sketch by Forbes' (1749-1819)
son-in-law, Baron de Montalembert. He had visited Salsette in the
beginning of 1774. He writes of his visit that was marred by a
melancholy event: 'The enjoyment of the picturesque and fertile
scenery of Salsette is interrupted by the tigers which infest the
mountains and descend t…