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deavoured to improve the modern geography, rectified the chronology, and shewn the present state, revolutions, and changes of government, that have happened in the respective nations described, but caused a set of new maps to be engraved, that may agree with the work, and corrected them with my own hand; for since the days of my friend Moll the geographer, we have had nothing but copies of foreign maps, by engravers unskilled in geography, who have copied them with all their er

In these maps the degrees of Eastern and Western Longitude will be found on the top of each map, and the hours and minutes every place lyes East or West of London, (the first meridian,) at the bottoin of the map; shewing, at one view, the number of degrees, and the difference, in point of time, between any two places on the globe : For instance, any place which is situated one degree East of another, will appear to have the sun four minutes of time before it; and a place fituated one degree West of another, will appear to have the fun four minutes after it. Again, a place fituated 15 degrees East of London, (as Naples,) will

appear to have the sun one complere hour before those at London; and a place situated 15 degrees West of them, (as the island of Madeira,) will appear to have the sun an hour after they have it at London; which is much easier apprehended by viewing a map of this kind than by any definition or explanation whatever,

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IE Introduction, containing, 1. A compendium of astronomy, 14
2. The doctrine of the sphere,
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of the globe,

26 4. Geographical problems,

35 5. theorems,

40 6. A fhort abridgement of universal history,

53 7. Hiftory of religion,

And then follows; A particular description of the several kingdoms and

commonwealths of

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With an epitome of the history, memorable events, and remarkable curiofit

ties of the respective countries,

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In the following order :
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Of Europe in general, 89 Muscový, or the Russian
Spain,
92 empire in Europe and

271 Portugal,

Afia, France,

Sweden,

200 Italy, is! Denmark,

306 Switzerland, 173 | East Greenland,

307 United Netherlands, 180 West Greenland,

317 Auftrian and French

Iceland island,

318 Netherlands,

190
The Faro isles,

ibid. Germany, 204 Lapland,

319 Bohemia, 233 Norway,

322 Hungary,

237 BRITISH ISLES, 341,4533 Tranfylvania, 242 England,

344 Sclavonia,

244

Wales, Croatia,

246

Iles of Scotland, Morlachia,

247 Scotland in general Pruflia,

ibid. Ireland, Poland, including Li: 3

Isle of Man,
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Turkey in Europe,

533 Inlands

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3536,--539 ancient Greece, The rest of the European islands are described with the countries to

which they respectively belong, as those of Spain, France, Italy, the Netherlands, &c.

7. A particular description of the several kingdoms and commonwealths of

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ties of the respective countries, viz.

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Page Of Asia in general, 540 India beyond the Ganges, 579 Turkey in Afia, 541 India within the Ganges,

585 Turkey in Europe and Asia, 543. , The Peninsula within the Arabia,

Ganges,

593 Perfia,

567 The Empire of China, 599 India in general, 575 Tartary in Alid,

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The Indian and Oriental ISLANDS, .

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617 ibid.

The Japan illands,

SUNDA ISLANDS. The Ladrone islands, ibid. Borneo, the largest in the Formosa,

ibid. world, The Philippines,

ibid. Sumatra, The Moluccasor Clove islands,615 Java, The Banda or Nutmeg

ibid. islands,

bar islands, Amboyna,

616 | Ceylon, the richest in the Gi

ibid. Jola and Ceram,

The Maldives,

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Africa in general,
Egypt,
The States of Barbarya

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Cancer to the Cape of 634 627 Good-Hope,

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Chili,

695 Virgin islands,
Paraguay, or La Plata, 696 Trinidad,
Spanish Islands.

Margaretta,
Cuba,

699 | Chiloe,
Porto Rico,

700 Juan Fernandes,

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700 ibid, ibid.

701 ibid.

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Dutch Ihands.
On the Continent.

St Eustatia,
Surinam in South America, 706 Curassou,

707 ibid.

DANISH AM ERIC A.

Page Islands of St Thomas, and St Croix,

708

A general history of America, from its first discovers to the pre-
fent time,

ibid.

History of the British settlements in America,

721

History of the present war in North America,

730

A SHORT

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