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GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL,
VIEW OF THE WORLD:
A COMPLETE DELINEATION OF
THE NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FEATURES
• AND A SUCCINCT NARRATIVE OF THE
ORIGIN OF THE DIFFERENT NATIONS, THEIR POLITICAL REVOLUTIONS,
THE WHOLE COMPRISING ALL THAT IS IMPORTANT IN THE GEOGRAPHY OF THE
GLOBE, AND THE HISTORY OF MANKIND.
BY JOHN BIGLAND,
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CORRECTING AND IMPROVING THE PART WHICII RELATES TO THE
AMERICAN CONTINENT AND ISLANDS.
BY JEDIDIAH MORSE, D.D. A.A.S. S.H.S.
Author of the American Universal Geography, &c.
IN FIVE VOLUMES,
SOLD BY THEM, AND BY MATHEW CAREY, PHILADELPHIA, AND
SAMUEL PLEASANTS, RICHMOND.
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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT: BE it remembered, That on the twentieth day of July, A. D. 1811, and in the thirty. sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America, THOMAS B WAIT, e Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they elaim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
A Geographical and Historical View of the World: exhibiting a complete delineation of the natural and artificial features of each coimtry; and a succinct narrative of the origin of the different nations, their political revolutions, and progress in arts, sciences, literature, commerce, etc. The whole comprising all that is important in the geography of the globe, and the history of mankind. By John Bigland, author of " Letters on Ancient and Modern History," " Essays on various subjects," ete, etc. With Notes, correcting aod improving the part which relates to the American Continent and Islands. By Jedidiah Morse, D.D. A.A.S. S.H.S. author of the American Universal Geography, etc. In five volumes.
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, intitled, “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the Copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the Authors and Proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an act intitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, intitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned; and extending the benefits thereof to the Arts of Designing, Engrasing, and Etching Historical, and other Prints."
WILLIAM S. SHAW,
ENGLAND. CHAP. I.-Names given to the whole island and to its southern part ; geographical position of the island of Great Britain ; England, includ. ing Wales ; situation, extent, face of the country, mountains, rivers, canals, lakes, mineralogy, mineral waters, soil, climate, vegetable productions, zoology, natural curiosities, artificial curiosities, and anti
quities. Vol. I. p. 8 to 38. CHAP. II.-Chief cities and towns, edifices, islands.-London, its situa
tion; its origin; its ancient state under the Romans; description of modern London ; advantages and defects ; consequences of the conflagration in 1666; principal structures; bridges ; squares ; population in in the reign of Henry II ; of Edward III ; of Queen Elizabeth, at the commencement of the eighteenth century; in the middle of the eighteenth century; present population ; annual consumption; immense commerce ; numerous and extensive manufactures; breweries ; places of public worship; distinguishing characteristics of London ; description of the environs. British Ports.-Liverpool, Newcastle, Hull, Whitehaven, Sunderland, Bristol, Whitby, Portsmouth, Plymouth, description of those places, their shipping and commerce.--Inland cities.Bath, York, Norwich, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, des. cription of those towns, their trade and manufactures ; other towns of the next importance.—Islands.— Wight, Guernsey, Jersey, Anglesey, Man, islands of Scilly.-Vol. I. p. 39 to 79.
CHAP. III.-Historical view, progress of society, of arts and sciences, literature and commerce.-State of society among the ancient Britons;
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conquest of England by the Romans ; state of the country under the Ro-
union of the Saxon monarchy , Witena Gemot's of the ancient Saxons,
III ; views of society at different periods of English history : reforma-
CHAP. IV.-Present state of Britain, political and moral, religion, go.
vernment, laws, army, navy, revenue, commerce, manufactures, arts and