A View of the Earth : Being a short but comprehensive System of Modern Geography.: Turner, Reverend... A View of the Earth : Being a short but comprehensive System of Modern Geography.: Turner, Reverend... A View of the Earth : Being a short but comprehensive System of Modern Geography.: Turner, Reverend... A View of the Earth : Being a short but comprehensive System of Modern Geography.: Turner, Reverend...

A View of the Earth : Being a short but comprehensive System of Modern Geography.

Turner, Reverend R.

Editorial: S. Crowder., LONDON, 1787
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Título: A View of the Earth : Being a short but ...

Editorial: S. Crowder., LONDON

Año de publicación: 1787

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Exhibiting, I. A Description of the Figure, Size, Motion, &c. of the Earth; with the Uses and Height of the Atmosphere, or Air surrounding it. II. Such Geographical Definitions, Schemes, and Descriptions, as form a necessary Introduction to this Branch of Learning. III. The Situation and Extent of the several Kingdoms and Nations in each Quarter; their chief City; with the Distance, Direction, and Difference of Time from London. IV. An Account of the several Islands, Trade, Commodities, Religions, Number of Inhabitants, principal Mountains and Rivers in the World; also some Observations on the less known Parts, the Trade Winds, and Monsoons. V. The Explanation and Use of a new Set of Maps, annexed to the several Quarters, drawn according to the most approved modern Projections, and regulated by Observations. VI. A Description of Commodore Anson's Voyage round the World; shewing the several Islands and Countries he touched at; and the Places where he took any Prize, particularly the rich Manilia Ship. Vii. A new and curious Geographical Clock, which points out the Difference of Time, with the Hour, in the different Nations upon Earth, at one View. To which is added, a description of the terrestrial globe: with Its Application to a great Variety of useful Problems. Concluding with some curious Phaenomena exhibited upon the Globe in a darkened Room; and a few select Paradoxes and Theorems, intended to excite the Attention of the Learner. The Whole laid down in a Manner so easy and natural, as to be understood in a few Days. Addressed to the young Gentlemen and Ladies of Great Britain and Ireland. By the Reverend R. Turner, LL. D. Late of Magdalen-Hall, Oxford, Rector of Comberton, Vicar of Elmly, and Chaplain to the Right Hon. the Countess Dowager of Wigton; Author of a View of the Heavens; the Heavens Surveyed; Plain Trigonometry made Easy by Calculations in Arithmetic only; and a New Introduction to Book-Keeping room; The fourth edition, with many additions and improvements: particularly an account of the lately discovered countries and Islands in the Great South Sea; and also a large table of the longitude and latitude of all the remarkable cities [4], 52 p., 7 plates (6 maps) ; text illustrations. 33 cm. (Slim small folio). with a volvelle. Some plates signed: 'J. Gibson sculp.'; some signed: 'T. K. Powell'. Binding: Rebacked, marbled boards. .An interesting interleaved copy with neat contemporary copperplate 'Student' hand writing notes, complete and dealing appropriately with the printed text. A Good Copy [lightly soiled] of this Scarce Edition. N° de ref. de la librería 745

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