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 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 change, that have been any where observed up on the peace of nature since the most early periods of history. VIII. The history and origin of nations, their form 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 of 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

Main Author: Guthrie, William
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: London Printed for C. Dilly, in the Poultry; and G. Robinson, Pater Noster Row 1780, MDCCLXXX. [1780]
Edition:A new edition, with great additions and improvements. Illustrated with a set of large maps, engraved by Mr. Kitchin, &c
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Collection: Eighteenth Century Collections Online / ECCO - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Item Description:English Short Title Catalog, T206698. - First published in 1770 as 'A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar'. - Reproduction of original from National Library of Wales
Physical Description:Online-Ressource (ix,[3],795,[1]p.,plates) maps 4°