A New and Complete System of Geography

A New and Complete System of Geography

Containing A Full, Accurate, Authentic and Interesting Account and Description of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America ; as Consisting Of Continents Islands Oceans Seas Rivers Lakes Promontories Capes Bays Peninsulas Isthmusses Gulphs, &c. And Divided Into Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics. Together With Their Limits, Boundaries, Climate, Soil, Natural and Artificial Curiosities and Productions, Religion, Laws, Government, Revenues, Forces, Antiquities, &c. Also the Provinces, Cities, Towns, Villages, Forts, Castles, Harbours, Sea-Ports, Aqueducts, Mountains, Mines, Minerals, Fossils, Roads, Public and Private Edifices, Universities, &c. Contained in Each: And All That Is Interesting Relative to the Customs, Manners, Genius, Tempers, Habits, Amusements, Ceremonies, Commerce, Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, and Language of the Inhabitants. With An Accurate and Lively Description of the Various Kinds of Birds, Beasts, Reptiles, Fishes, Amphibious Creatures, Insects, &c. Including The Essence of the Most Remarkable Voyages and Travels That Have Been Performed by the Navigators and Travellers of Different Countries, Particularly the Late Discoveries in the South Seas, and the Voyages Towards the North Pole, With Every Curiosity That Hath Hitherto Appeared in Any Language Respecting the Different Parts of the Universe. Likewise Many Curious and Interesting Circumstances Concerning Various Places, Communicated by Several Gentlemen to the Authors of This Work. Also A Concise History of Every Empire, Kingdom, State, &c. With the Various Revolutions They Have Undergone. To Which Will Be Added, A New and Easy Guide to Geography, the Use of the Globes, &c. With An Account of the Rise and Progress of Navigation, Its Improvements and Utility to Mankind. The Whole Embellished and Enriched With Upwards of One Hundred Most Elegant and Superb Copper Plates, Engraved in Such A Manner as to Do Infinite Honour to the Respective Artists by Whom They Are Executed. These Embellishments Consist of Views, Maps, Land and Water Perspectives; Birds, Beasts, Fishes, &c. as Also the Various Dresses of the Inhabitants of Different Countries, With Their Strange Ceremonies, Customs, Amusements, &c. &c. By Charles Theodore Middleton, Esq. Assisted by Several Gentlemen Eminent for Their Knowledge in the Science of Geography

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Publisher: London : printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's-Head, No. 17, in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCLXXVII. [1777]
Characteristics: 2v.,plates : maps ; 2⁰


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