A new system of modern geography or, a geographical historical, and commercial grammar; and present state of the several kingdoms of the world. Containing I. The Figures, Motions, and Distances of the Planets, according to the Newtonian System and the latest Observations. II. A general View of the Earth considered as a Planet; with several useful Geographical Definitions and Problems. III. The grand Divisions of the Globe into Land and Water, Continents and Islands. IV. The Situation and Extent of Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, and Colonies. V. Their Climates, Air, Soil, Vegetable Productions, Metals, Minerals, natural Curiosities, Seas, Rivers, Bays, Capes, Promontories, and Lakes. VI. The Birds and Beasts peculiar to each Country. Vii. Observations on the Changes that have been any where observed upon the Face of Nature since the most early Periods of History. Viii. The History and Origin of Nations; their Forms of Government, Religion, Laws, Revenues, Taxes, Naval and Military Strength. IX. The Genius, Manners, Customs, and Habits of the People. X. Their Language, Learning, Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, and Commerce. XI. The chief Cities, Structures, Ruins, and artificial Curiosities. XII. The Longitude, Latitude, Bearings, and Distances of principal Places from London. To which are added, I. A Geographical Index, with the Names and Places alphabetically arranged. II. A. Table of the Coins of all Nations, and their Value in English Money. III. A Chronological Table of remarkable Events from the Creation to the present Time. By William Guthrie, Esq. The astronomical part by James Ferguson, F.R.S. To which have been added, the late discoveries of Dr. Herschell, and other eminent Astronomers

Main Author: Guthrie, William
Format: eBook
Published: London printed for C. Dilly, In The Poultry; and G. G. J. and J. Robinson, Pater Noster Row 1792, MDCCXCII. [1792]
Edition:The fifth edition, corrected, improved, and greatly enlarged
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:Braces in imprint. - English Short Title Catalog, T138155. - Originally published in 1770 as 'A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar'. - Reproduction of original from British Library
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (ix,[3],1049,[27]p.,plate) 4°