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The grammarian's geography and astronomy ancient and modern, exemplified in the use of the globes terraqueous and cælestial. In which all the Terms of Art, Parts of the Globes, and Problems thereon to be performed, with the Use of Maps, are so plainly and methodically consider'd and treated of, as scarce ever to be forgot when once taught and shown by the diligent Tutor. In two parts. Particularly adapted to the Capacities of young Gentlemen studying the Classicks; as well as, useful and entertaining to all others, who; not having had Opportunity of acquainting themselves with Mathematical Calculations, are yet desirous of some Knowledge of the Earth and Heavens. The geographical part comprehending the ancient and modern names, Situation, Government, Religion, Bounds, Dimensions, Length; and Breadth of most Places in the World; including Land and Water, namely, Continents, Islands, Peninsulas, Isthmus's, Promontories, Capes, Coasts, Mountains, with Oceans, Seas, Lakes, Straits, Gulfs, Rivers, and Countries, Kingdoms, Cities, and Towns; with the Latitude and Longitude of the most principal Parts, and their Bearing and Distance from London; in View of the Latin and Greek Classicks, Homer, Virgil, Herodotus, Justin; Xenophon, Caesar, Plutarch, Livy, Thucidydes, Sallust, Dionysius Periegetes, Pausanias, Josephus, Eusebius, Silius Italicus, Lucan, Florus, Nepos, Eutropius, Quintus Curtius, and the rest: With the Adventures, Voyages, and Travels of Ulysses, Aeneas, Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, Alexander the Great, Hannibal, Julius Caesar, our Saviour Jesus Christ, St. Paul, the rest of the Apostles, and many others in both sacred and profane History. The astronomical part containing a description of the laws, Order, Number, Names, Distances, Magnitudes, Motions, and Appearances of the Heavenly Bodies, Sun, Moon, Stars, and Planets, with the Problems belonging thereto; an Account of the several Systems of the Universe, and a Defence of the true Solar One; the History of the Rise, Progress and present Perfection of Astronomy; the Classical Stories relating to the Planets Signs and Constellations delineated on the Celestial Globe. With a Dramatick Epilogue called Caelum Reformatum. The Whole illustrated with necessary Maps and Schemes neatly engraved on Copper. By John Holmes, Master of the Publick Grammar School, in Holt, Norfolk .
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  • Holmes, John, 1703-1759.
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London : printed by W. Strahan; and sold by C. Hitch and L. Hawes, in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCLI. [1751]
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A new and complete system of geography : Containing a full, accurate, authentic and interesting account and description of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America ; as Consisting Of Continents Islands Oceans Seas Rivers Lakes Promontories Capes Bays Peninsulas Isthmusses Gulphs, &c. And Divided Into Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics. Together With Their Limits, Boundaries, Climate, Soil, Natural and Artificial Curiosities and Productions, Religion, Laws, Government, Revenues, Forces, Antiquities, &c. Also the Provinces, Cities, Towns, Villages, Forts, Castles, Harbours, Sea-Ports, Aqueducts, Mountains, Mines, Minerals, Fossils, Roads, Public and Private Edifices, Universities, &c. contained in each: And all that is interesting relative to the Customs, Manners, Genius, Tempers, Habits, Amusements, Ceremonies, Commerce, Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, and Language of the Inhabitants. With an accurate and lively Description of the various Kinds of Birds, Beasts, Reptiles, Fishes, amphibious Creatures, Insects, &c. Including The Essence of the most remarkable Voyages and Travels that have been performed by the Navigators and Travellers of different Countries, particularly the late Discoveries in the South Seas, and the Voyages towards the North Pole, with every Curiosity that hath hitherto appeared in any Language respecting the different Parts of the Universe. Likewise Many curious and interesting Circumstances concerning various Places, communicated by several Gentlemen to the Authors of this Work. Also A Concise History of every Empire, Kingdom, State, &c. with the various Revolutions they have undergone. To which will be added, A New and Easy Guide to Geography, the Use of the Globes, &c. with an Account of the Rise and Progress of Navigation, its Improvements and Utility to Mankind. The whole embellished and enriched with upwards of One Hundred most elegant and superb Copper Plates, engraved in such a Manner as to do infinite Honour to the respective Artists by whom they are executed. These Embellishments consist of Views, Maps, Land and Water Perspectives; Birds, Beasts, Fishes, &c. as also the various Dresses of the Inhabitants of different Countries, with their strange Ceremonies, Customs, Amusements, &c. &c. By Charles Theodore Middleton, Esq. assisted by several gentlemen eminent for their Knowledge in the Science of Geography.
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  • Middleton, Charles Theodore.
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London : printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's-Head, No. 17, in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCLXXVII. [1777]
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Searching for water in the universe / Thérèse Encrenaz ; [translator, Bob Mizon].
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  • Encrenaz, Thérèse, 1946-
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  • 038748843X
  • 9780387488431
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Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester, UK : Published in association with Praxis Pub., [2007], ©2007.
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  • Preston, Louisa,
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  • 9781472940902
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First edition.
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London, England : Zed Books, 2021.
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  • Starkey, Lindsay,
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  • 9789048541058
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Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2020]
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  • 1616-6361
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Berlin ; New York : Springer, c1969-
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A new, royal, authentic, complete, and universal system of geography; or, A modern history and description of the whole world. : Containing new, full, accurate, authentic, and interesting accounts and descriptions of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, as consisting of continents, islands, oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, promontories, capes, bays, peninsulas, isthmusses, gulphs, &c. And as divided into empires, kingdoms, states, and republics. Together with a description of their limits, boundaries, climate, soil, natural and artificial curiosities and productions, religions, laws, government, revenues, forces, antiquities, &c. Also the provinces, cities, towns, villages, forts, castles, harbours, sea-ports, aqueducts, mountains, mines, minerals, fossils, roads, public and private edifices, universities, &c. contained in each: and all that is interesting relative to the customs, manners, genius, tempers, habits, amusements, ceremonies, comemrce, arts, sciences, manufactures, and language of the inhabitants. Together with an accurate and lively description of all the various kinds of birds, beasts, reptiles, fishes, amphibious creatures, insects, &c. Including the substance and essence of the most remarkable voyages and travels, which have been performed by the navigators and travellers of different countries, particularly the late discoveries in the south seas, and towards the North pole; with every curiosity that has hitherto appeared respecting the different parts of the universe. Comprising every interesting discovery and circumstances in the narratives of Captain Cook's voyages round the world. Together with all the recent discoveries made in the Pelew Islands, New Holland, New South Wales, Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Norfolk Island, north and west coasts of America, the interior parts of America, Africa, China, Caffraria, India East and West, Arabia, Madagascar, Russia, &c. &c. Carefully written and compiled from the late journals of the voyages and travels of Captains Phillips, King, Ball, Hunter, White, Dixon, Portlock, Mears, Patterson, Bruce, Anbury, Rochon, Morse, Blyth, Ross, Imlay, Keate, Brissot, Hodges, &c. &c. Also compendious histories of every empire, kingdom, state, &c. with their various revolutions. To which will be added a new, complete, and easy guide to geogrphy, astronomy, the use of the globes, &c. With an account of the rise and progress of navigation, its improvements and utility to mankind. The whole embellished and and enriched with upwards of an hundred most elegant and superb copper-plates, engraved in such a manner as to do infinite honour to the respective artists by whom they are executed. These embellishments consist of views, maps, land and water perspectives; birds, beasts, fishes, &c. as also the various dresses of the inhabitants of different countries, with their strange ceremonies, customs, amusements, &c. &c. By George Augustus Baldwyn, Esq. Assisted by many gentlemen eminent for their knowledge in the science of geography; particularly by Charles Andrew Robertson, Esq.-Clement Walley Oulion, Esq.-and Henry Hogg, M.A. author of the New universal letter writer, and teacher of geography, astronomy, navigation, &c.
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  • Baldwyn, George Augustus.
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London : Sold by Alex. Hogg, at (No. 16) Pater-Noster-Row, and by all the booksellers of Bristol, Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge, Coventry, Canterbury, Chester, Derby, Exeter, Gloucester, Hull, Hereford, Ipswich, Liverpool, Leeds, Leichester, Manchester, Norwich, Newcastle, Northampton, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, Sherborn, Salisbury, Sheffeild, Shrewsbury, Winchester, Worcester, York; and by all other booksellers in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, [1794?]
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A new and complete system of geography : Containing a full, accurate, authentic and interesting account and description of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America ; as Consisting Of Continents Islands Oceans Seas Rivers Lakes Promontories Capes Bays Peninsulas Isthmusses Gulphs, &c. And Divided Into Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics. Together With Their Limits, Boundaries, Climate, Soil, Natural and Artificial Curiosities and Productions, Religion, Laws, Government, Revenues, Forces, Antiquities, &c. Also the Provinces, Cities, Towns, Villages, Forts, Castles, Harbours, Sea-Ports, Aqueducts, Mountains, Mines, Minerals, Fossils, Roads, Public and Private Edifices, Universities, &c. contained in each: And all that is interesting relative to the Customs, Manners, Genius, Tempers, Habits, Amusements, Ceremonies, Commerce, Arts, Sciences, Manufactures, and Language of the Inhabitants. With an accurate and lively Description of the various Kinds of Birds, Beasts, Reptiles, Fishes, amphibious Creatures, Insects, &c. Including The Essence of the most remarkable Voyages and Travels that have been performed by the Navigators and Travellers of different Countries, particularly the late Discoveries in the South Seas, and the Voyages towards the North Pole, with every Curiosity that hath hitherto appeared in any Language respecting the different Parts of the Universe. Likewise Many curious and interesting Circumstances concerning various Places, communicated by several Gentlemen to the Authors of this Work. Also A Concise History of every Empire, Kingdom, State, &c. with the various Revolutions they have undergone. To which will be added, A New and Easy Guide to Geography, the Use of the Globes, &c. with an Account of the Rise and Progress of Navigation, its Improvements and Utility to Mankind. The whole embellished and enriched with upwards of One Hundred most elegant and superb Copper Plates, engraved in such a Manner as to do infinite Honour to the respective Artists by whom they are executed. These Embellishments consist of Views, Maps, Land and Water Perspectives; Birds, Beasts, Fishes, &c. as also the various Dresses of the Inhabitants of different Countries, with their strange Ceremonies, Customs, Amusements, &c. &c. By Charles Theodore Middleton, Esq. assisted by several gentlemen eminent for their Knowledge in the Science of Geography.
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  • Middleton, Charles Theodore.
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London : printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's-Head, No. 17, in Pater-Noster-Row, MDCCLXXVII. [1777]
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The new, complete, authentic, and universal system of geography : Being a complete modern history and description of the whole world. Containing a particular, full, accurate, circumstantial, and entertaining account, (including the antient and present state,) of all the various countries of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. As divided into empires, kingdoms, states, republics, and colonies, and as subdivided into continents, islands, provinces, peninsulas, isthmuses, seas, oceans, gulphs, straits, rivers, harbours, deserts, lakes, promontories, capes, bays, districts, governments, principalities, &c. &c. &c. Together with the particulars of their situations, extent, boundaries, limits, climate, soil, natural and artificial curiosities and productions; laws, religions, revolutions, conquests and treaties, antiquities, revenues, naval and military force, &c. Likewise geographical descriptions of all the cities, capital towns, villages, their distance and bearing, universities, fortifications, castles, forts, seaports, mountains volcanos, metals, aqueducts, docks, arsenals, minerals, fossils, ruins, palaces, temples, churches, structures, edifices, public and private buildings, roads, &c. contained in each part of the universe. Also useful and entertaining historical and descriptive relations of all their customs, manners, genius, trade, commerce, agriculture, learning, policy, arts, sciences, manufactures, tempers, dispositions, amusements, habits, stature, shape, colours, virtues, vices, riches or poverty, entertainments, language, and singular ceremonies at births, marriages, and funerals, titles of distinction, &c. of the different inhabitants: and a genuine history of all sorts of birds, beasts, fishes, reptiles, insects, vegetable productions, flowers, herbs, fruits, plants, gums, &c. found in the various regions. Including all the valuable discoveries made in the most remarkable voyages and travels to different parts of the world from the earliest period to the present time. Particularly all the modern discoveries in the southern and northern hemispheres. Comprising every interesting circumstance, and entertaining narrative, contained in Captain Cook's voyages round the world. Together with all other modern discoveries of other circumnavigators, viz. Lord Mulgrave, Wallis, Carteret, Byron, Anson, Forrest, Clerke, Bougainville, Wilson, King, Gore, Solander, &c. Including those of the Pelew Islands. Also the last accounts of New Holland, and the English Colony of Botany Bay; and a particular description of Port Jackson, Norfolk Island, &c. where the convicts are now settled, &c. &c. &c. Likewise the substance (systematically arranged) of Bruce's travels into Abyssinia to discover the source of the river Nile in Egypt. The whole being brought down to the present time, and forming the most extensive and original production on the subject ever published, wherein a great variety of improvements are included, not to be found in any other work of the kind. To which will be added a new, complete, and easy introduction to geography and astronomy; giving an useful and entertaining explanation of the principles and terms of both sciences, the figure, motion, &c. of the earth, planets, &c. latitude, longitude, use of the globes, maps, the compass, the nature of winds, of earthquakes, comets, thunder, lightning, air, and other important and authentic particulars, &c. By George Henry Millar, Esq. author of a New system of natural history, now publishing with universal applause. Assisted by several gentlemen, celebrated for their knowledge in the science of geography, particularly William Langford, Esq. who accompanied Captain Cook in making the new discoveries. Calculated to convey useful and entertaining knowledge to all ranks and degrees of people, for as a celebrated author justly observes, "There is not a son or a daughter of Adam but has some concern in geography." The whole embellished with near two hundred capital engravings, being the most elegant set of copper-plates ever published in a work of this kind, and consisting of beautiful views, land and water prospects, dresses of the various inhabitants of different countries, their singular ceremonies, amusements, customs, &c. Also necessary maps, charts, draughts and plans, &c. finely engraved by the most eminent artists.
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  • Millar, George Henry.
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London : Printed for Alex. Hogg, at the King's Arms, No. 16, Paternoster-Row. And sold by all other booksellers and newsmen in Great Britain, Ireland, &c., [1785?]
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A new, royal, authentic, complete, and universal system of geography; or, A modern history and description of the whole world. : Containing new, full, accurate, authentic, and interesting accounts and descriptions of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, as consisting of continents, islands, oceans, seas, rivers, lakes, promontories, capes, bays, peninsulas, isthmusses, gulphs, &c. And as divided into empires, kingdoms, states, and republics. Together with a description of their limits, boundaries, climate, soil, natural and artificial curiosities and productions, religions, laws, government, revenues, forces, antiquities, &c. Also the provinces, cities, towns, villages, forts, castles, harbours, sea-ports, aqueducts, mountains, mines, minerals, fossils, roads, public and private edifices, universities, &c. contained in each: and all that is interesting relative to the customs, manners, genius, tempers, habits, amusements, ceremonies, comemrce, arts, sciences, manufactures, and language of the inhabitants. Together with an accurate and lively description of all the various kinds of birds, beasts, reptiles, fishes, amphibious creatures, insects, &c. Including the substance and essence of the most remarkable voyages and travels, which have been performed by the navigators and travellers of different countries, particularly the late discoveries in the south seas, and towards the North pole; with every curiosity that has hitherto appeared respecting the different parts of the universe. Comprising every interesting discovery and circumstances in the narratives of Captain Cook's voyages round the world. Together with all the recent discoveries made in the Pelew Islands, New Holland, New South Wales, Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Norfolk Island, north and west coasts of America, the interior parts of America, Africa, China, Caffraria, India East and West, Arabia, Madagascar, Russia, &c. &c. Carefully written and compiled from the late journals of the voyages and travels of Captains Phillips, King, Ball, Hunter, White, Dixon, Portlock, Mears, Patterson, Bruce, Anbury, Rochon, Morse, Blyth, Ross, Imlay, Keate, Brissot, Hodges, &c. &c. Also compendious histories of every empire, kingdom, state, &c. with their various revolutions. To which will be added a new, complete, and easy guide to geogrphy, astronomy, the use of the globes, &c. With an account of the rise and progress of navigation, its improvements and utility to mankind. The whole embellished and and enriched with upwards of an hundred most elegant and superb copper-plates, engraved in such a manner as to do infinite honour to the respective artists by whom they are executed. These embellishments consist of views, maps, land and water perspectives; birds, beasts, fishes, &c. as also the various dresses of the inhabitants of different countries, with their strange ceremonies, customs, amusements, &c. &c. By George Augustus Baldwyn, Esq. Assisted by many gentlemen eminent for their knowledge in the science of geography; particularly by Charles Andrew Robertson, Esq.-Clement Walley Oulion, Esq.-and Henry Hogg, M.A. author of the New universal letter writer, and teacher of geography, astronomy, navigation, &c.
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  • Baldwyn, George Augustus.
Published
London : Sold by Alex. Hogg, at (No. 16) Pater-Noster-Row, and by all the booksellers of Bristol, Bath, Birmingham, Cambridge, Coventry, Canterbury, Chester, Derby, Exeter, Gloucester, Hull, Hereford, Ipswich, Liverpool, Leeds, Leichester, Manchester, Norwich, Newcastle, Northampton, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, Sherborn, Salisbury, Sheffeild, Shrewsbury, Winchester, Worcester, York; and by all other booksellers in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland, [1794?]
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