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 Guthrie, William 1708-1770

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Guthrie, William 1708-1770
Geography - Early works to 1800.; Commercial geography - Early works to 1800.; Early works to 1800.
  • (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.
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