A new 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 Climate, 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. With a table of the coins of all nations, and their value in English money. By William Guthrie, Esq. Illustrated with a new and correct set of maps, Engraved by Mr. Kitchin

Main Author: Guthrie, William
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London printed for J. Knox, at No 148, near Somerset-House, in the Strand 1770, MDCCLXX. [1770]
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T149699. - Reproduction of original from Cambridge University Library
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (viii,xlvi,656p.,plates) maps 8°