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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,
C O N T E N T S
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IE Introduction, containing, 1. A compendium of astronomy, 14
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
R O P
With an epitome of the history, memorable events, and remarkable curiofit
ties of the respective countries,
In the following order :
200 Italy, is! Denmark,
306 Switzerland, 173 | East Greenland,
307 United Netherlands, 180 West Greenland,
317 Auftrian and French
ibid. Germany, 204 Lapland,
319 Bohemia, 233 Norway,
237 BRITISH ISLES, 341,4533 Tranfylvania, 242 England,
Iles of Scotland, Morlachia,
247 Scotland in general Pruflia,
ibid. Ireland, Poland, including Li: 3
Isle of Man,
Page Ilands belonging to Turkey in Europe, being part of
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
With an epitome of the history, memorable events, and remarkable curio
ties of the respective countries, viz.
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,
567 The Empire of China, 599 India in general, 575 Tartary in Alid,
The Indian and Oriental ISLANDS, .
Page 1 614
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
bar islands, Amboyna,
616 | Ceylon, the richest in the Gi
ibid. Jola and Ceram,
The Andaman and Nico-} ibid.
8. A particular description of the kingdoms and commonwealibs of
With an epitome of their respective histories, curiofities, óc.
Africa in general,
Page 619 Africa from the Tropic of 620 6
Cancer to the Cape of 634 627 Good-Hope,
ibid. Lucay's, or Bahama islands, ibid.
695 Virgin islands,
699 | Chiloe,
700 Juan Fernandes,
700 ibid, ibid.
DANISH AM ERIC A.
Page Islands of St Thomas, and St Croix,
A general history of America, from its first discovers to the pre-
History of the British settlements in America,
History of the present war in North America,