of Mahe, the principal island of the Seychelles archipelago.
Dupont, curator of the Botanic station at Mahe, who visited Aldabra in 1906, says: "The specimens represented, besides being partly peculiar, mostly belong to the Mascarenes, Madagascar and Comoros species.
He found one of his brothers at Pondicherry, and embarked with him for Surat; but, with a view of exploring the country, he landed at Mahe and proceeded on foot.
Mahe has shown (Revue d'Inst.
The capture of Mahe on the coast of Malabar in 1779, followed by the annexation of lands belonging to a dependent of his own, gave him the needed pretext.
The Company was fortunate in having several able men as governors of its colony, especially the celebrated Mahe de Labourdonnais (q.v.), who made sugar planting the main industry of the inhabitants.'
Mahe, a French settlement in the Malabar district of Madras, India, situated in 11 0 43' N.
Mahe, the largest and most central island, is 934 m.
of Mahe, and North Island.
Mahe is 17 m.
Of the small islands close to Mahe the chief are St Anne and Cerf, off the east, and Conception and Therese off the west coast.
The central mountain zone of Mahe was in 1909 acquired by the government for reafforestation purposes.
The only town of any size is the capital, Port Victoria (or Mahe), picturesquely situated at the head of an excellent harbour.
Picault, who acted as agent of the celebrated Mahe de la Bourdonnais, governor of the Ile de France (Mauritius), named the principal island Mahe and the group Iles de la Bourdonnais, a style changed in 1756, when the islands were renamed after Moreau de Sechelles, at that time controleur des finances under Louis XV.
The first permanent settlement was made about 1768, when the town of Mahe was.
Mahe proved very useful to French ships during the wars of the Revolution, and this led to its capture by the British in 1794, but no troops were left to garrison the place, and the administration went on as before.
Fauvel (Mahe, 1909); Ancient Maps of Seychelles Archipelago, a portfolio containing 28 maps (Mahe, 1909); J.
of Mahe, and the adjacent smaller islands of La Digue, Felicite, East Silver, West Silver, Curieuse and Aride; (ii.) Silhouette, 14 m.
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