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The geographical magazine; or, A new, copious, compleat, and universal system of geography. : Containing an accurate and entertaining account and description of the several continents, islands, peninsulas, isthmuses, capes, promontories, lakes, rivers, seas, oceans, gulphs, and bays, of Asia, Africa, Europe, and America; divided into empires, kingdoms, states, and colonies. With the climate, situation, extent and boundaries of each ... : Also, the various forms of government, laws, religions, revenues, and naval and military powers, of the different countries; ... Their literature, arts, sciences, trade, manufactures, and commerce. ... : With a concise history of each country, from the earliest periods; comprehending an interesting and entertaining compendium of ancient and modern universal history. : To which are prefixed, an introductory treatise on the sciences of geography and astronomy; and their relation to each other: with the figures, motions, and distances of the planets, agreeable to the Newtonian system, and the observations, discoveries, and improvements, of Dr. Halley, Mr. Ferguson, and others. And a new and familiar guide to the use of the celestial and terrestrial globes. Preview this item
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The geographical magazine; or, A new, copious, compleat, and universal system of geography. : Containing an accurate and entertaining account and description of the several continents, islands, peninsulas, isthmuses, capes, promontories, lakes, rivers, seas, oceans, gulphs, and bays, of Asia, Africa, Europe, and America; divided into empires, kingdoms, states, and colonies. With the climate, situation, extent and boundaries of each ... : Also, the various forms of government, laws, religions, revenues, and naval and military powers, of the different countries; ... Their literature, arts, sciences, trade, manufactures, and commerce. ... : With a concise history of each country, from the earliest periods; comprehending an interesting and entertaining compendium of ancient and modern universal history. : To which are prefixed, an introductory treatise on the sciences of geography and astronomy; and their relation to each other: with the figures, motions, and distances of the planets, agreeable to the Newtonian system, and the observations, discoveries, and improvements, of Dr. Halley, Mr. Ferguson, and others. And a new and familiar guide to the use of the celestial and terrestrial globes.

Author: William Fordyce MavorWilliam AngusJ BaylyA BirrellJames HeathAll authors
Publisher: London: : Printed for Harrison and Co. no. 18, Paternoster Row., 1787-1788.
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Fordyce Mavor; William Angus; J Bayly; A Birrell; James Heath; H Mutlow; C M Metz; Thomas Stothard; Joseph Vernet; William Walker; John Webber; T I Woodman
OCLC Number: 43359454
Notes: William Frederick Martyn is a pseudonym of William Fordyce Mavor. Cf Halkett & Laing, DNB.
Vol. 1 dated 1788.
Dedication to the King (v. 1, p. [3]-[4] at front) undated.
"Tables, exhibiting the present state of the real and imaginary monies in Asia, Africa, Europe, and America. With their comparative values in English pounds, shillings, pence, and decimal parts.": v. 2, p. [589]-595.
Plates bear dates ranging from Feb. 1, 1782 to Apr. 1, 1785; the illustrations were engraved by Angus, Birrell, Heath, H. Mutlow, Scott, Walker and T.I. Woodman after works of Metz, Stothard, Vernet, Walker and Webber; the maps are by J. Bayly.
Title pages printed in red and black.
Vol. 1: [4], lxiv, 772 p., [37] leaves of plates (some folded); v. 2: vi, [1], 4-552, 559-608, [2] p., [42] leaves of plates (some folded).
In v. 1, p. 441 misnumbered 141; in v. 2, p. 519 misnumbered 516, and numbers 553-558 omitted from pagination.
Description: 2 v. : ill., maps ; 27 cm. (4to in 2s)
Other Titles: Geographical magazine
New, copious, compleat, and universal system of geography
New system of geography
Responsibility: By William Frederick Martyn, Esq. assisted by the voluntary communications of several gentlemen of distinction resident in the different countries.

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