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GEOGRAPHICAL AND HISTORICAL,

VIEW OF THE WORLD:

EXHIBITING

A COMPLETE DELINEATION OF

THE NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FEATURES

OF

EACII COUNTRY;

• AND A SUCCINCT NARRATIVE OF THE

ORIGIN OF THE DIFFERENT NATIONS, THEIR POLITICAL REVOLUTIONS,
AND PROGRESS IN ARTS. SCIENCES, LITERATURE,

COMMERCE, C.

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 M der History," " Essays on various

subjects." oc. OC.

WITH NOTES,

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,

VOL. v.

BOSTON:
PRINTED BY THOMAS B. WAIT AND CO.

SOLD BY THEM, AND BY MATHEW CAREY, PHILADELPHIA, AND

SAMUEL PLEASANTS, RICHMOND.

1811.

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PUBLIC LIBRARY
332418A
ASTOR, LENOX AND
IILDEN FOUNDATIONS

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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,
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts,

..:.:

GENERAL DIVISION

OF THE

TERRAQUEOUS GLOBE.

VOLUME I.

EUROPE.-GENERAL DESCRIPTION.

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;

VOL. I.

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conquest of England by the Romans ; state of the country under the Ro-
mans; consequences of the levies made in Britain for the Roman ar-
mies ; evacuation of Britain by the Romans ; consequences of that
event; introduction of the Saxons; establishment of the heptarchy :

union of the Saxon monarchy , Witena Gemot's of the ancient Saxons,
..and other nothern nations ; state of society among the Anglo-Saxons ;
· Danish conquest ; Norman conquest; consequences of that event ;
.. views of the state of the country in the reigns of Henry II ; of Edward

III ; views of society at different periods of English history : reforma-
tion of religion ; characters of the English monarchs; important reign
of George III.-Vol. I. p. 80 to 360.

CHAP. IV.-Present state of Britain, political and moral, religion, go.

vernment, laws, army, navy, revenue, commerce, manufactures, arts and
sciences, language, literature, education, population, manners, customs,
national character.-Vol. I. p. 361 to 405.

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