Chambers's edition. An improved system of modern Geography: or, A geographical, historical, and commercial grammar; containing the ancient and present state of all the empires, kingdoms, states, and republics in the known world With 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 observed upon the face of nature since the earliest 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. Originally compiled By William Guthrie, Esq

Main Author: Guthrie, William
Format: eBook
Published: Dublin Printed by John Chambers, No. 5, Abbey-Street 1789, M.DCC.LXXXIX. [1789]
Edition:A new edition, considerably enlarged and corrected, inscribed, by permission, to the Royal Irish Academy. Illustrated with a set of large and accurate maps
Online Access:
Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:At head of titlepage: "Chambers's Edition." - With a list of subscribers. - English Short Title Catalog, N31605. - First published in 1770 as 'A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar'. - Includes index. - Reproduction of original from National Library of Ireland
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (xvi,994,[14]p.,plates) maps 4°