Full title: A new system of modern geography, or, A geographical, historical, and commercial grammar : and present state of the several kingdoms of the world ... / by William Guthrie, Esq. ; the astronomical part by James Ferguson, F.R.S.
Author/creator: Ferguson, James, 1710-1776, Guthrie, William, 1708-1770. New geographical, historical, and commercial grammar, Guthrie, William, 1708-1770.
Call Numbers: Q910.7/7C1
Record Identifier: 74VvkNO7WKkO
Contents: [i-v], vi-ix, [x-xii], , 2-950, [951-976] p. (last page blank),  leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., charts, maps ; 28 cm. (4to), (from t.p.) 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 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 any where observed upon the face of nature since the most early 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.
Publishers: London : Printed for C. Dilly, ... and G.G.J. and J. Robinson, ..., 1786.
"Illustrated with a set of large and accurate maps."
Index : p.[951-975]
Errata : p.
Plates are hand-colored.
Originally published in 1770 as 'A new geographical, historical, and commercial grammar.'
New Zealand and New Holland included in New discoveries, p. 893-894.
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