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11 février 2006 à 03:22 AreJay (911 × 856 pixels, taille du fichier : 548 Kio, type MIME : image/gif) (Historical Map of Bangalore, India, circa 1924. This is a low-quality scan of a 1924 city map from "Murray's 1924 Handbook". No copyrights appear to have been asserted by the individual that has scanned the map. )