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Playfair's Commercial and political atlas and Statistical breviary

Author: William Playfair; Howard Wainer; Ian Spence
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"During the span of 16 years, from 1786 to 1801, Playfair revised and republished his Atlas twice. This book reproduced here is the third and most mature edition. It was published in the same year as his Statistical breviary. The introduction includes details of Playfair's life and also illuminates the contents of the Atlas and the Statistical breviary and discusses the technology behind the printing and highlights  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
History
Statistics
Statistics Early works to 1800
Early works to 1800
Statistiques Ouvrages avant 1800
Ouvrages avant 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Playfair; Howard Wainer; Ian Spence
ISBN: 0521855543 9780521855549
OCLC Number: 61440789
Description: 248 pages
Contents: The commercial and political atlas, representing, by means of stained copper-plate charts, the progress of the commerce, revenues, expenditure and debts of England, during the whole of the eighteenth century / by William Playfair, London : printed by T. Burton ... for J. Wallis ..., 1801 --
The statistical breviary; shewing, on a principle entirely new, the resources of every state and kingdom in Europe; illustrated with stained copper-plate charts, representing the physical powers of each distinct nation with ease and perspicuity / by William Playfair. To which is added, a similar exhibiton of the ruling powers of Hindoostan, London : Printed by T. Bensley ..., for J. Wallis ..., 1801.
Responsibility: William Playfair ; introduced & edited by Howard Wainer & Ian Spence.

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