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Treatise on the Comparative Geography of Western Asia : Accompanied with an Atlas of Maps. Volume 1

Author: James Rennell
Publisher: Place of publication not identified publisher not identified, Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1831.
Series: Cambridge library collection., Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James Rennell (1742–1830) could be claimed as the father of historical geography. After a long career at sea and in India, during which he had learned surveying and cartography, he returned to England, and entered the circle of Sir Joseph Banks, who encouraged him to widen the his interests to include the geography of the ancient world. This two-volume work was published posthumously in 1831: Rennell had been  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Rennell
ISBN: 9781107444478 1107444470 1108072100 9781108072106
OCLC Number: 1059018057
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (460 pages) : PDF file(s).
Contents: Dedication; Preface of the editor; Preface of the author; Part I. Geographical Construction: 1. Aleppo, etc.; 2. Kaswin, etc.; 3. Kaswin and Ispahan; 4. Southern and eastern shores of the Sea of Marmora; 5. Adrianople, etc.; Part II. Asia Minor: Introduction; 1. Mysia, Aeolis, and Lydia.
Series Title: Cambridge library collection., Travel, Middle East and Asia Minor.
Responsibility: James Rennell.

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Published posthumously in 1831, this two-volume work by James Rennell, the father of historical geography, surveys an area from Egypt to the Danube and from the Aegean to the Caspian Sea. Volume 1  Read more...

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