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Thc WORLD, TO front the Title. GERMANY.... Page 507
CHART of the WORLD, accord-POLAND, LITHUANIA, and
ing to Mercator's projection, p. 1 PRUSSIA...

555
The SPHERE..
IO SWITZERLAND.

.580 EUROPE...

.59 SPAIN and PORTUGAL....592 DENMARK, SWEDEN, and ITALY..

630 NORWAY....

62 TURKEY in EUROPE, and RUSSIA in EUROPE. 117 HUNGARY. .

658 SCOTLAND. . 150 ASIA..

..663 ENGLAND and WALES. 198'EAST INDIES.

.719 IRELAND... 401 AFRICA....

789 FRANCE,

432 NORTH AMERICA.. ..871 SEVEN UNITED PRO. WEST INDIES..

.913 VINCES, and NETHER SOUTH AMERICA... Cóg LANDS..

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Cinetow, Tu Jaat:1906

acing the MAPS.

ÞAR T 1.

OF ASTRONOMICAL GEOGRAPHY.

SECT. I.

ERMANY......
LAND, LITHUANIA, and
PRUSSIA...
WITZERLAND.
PAIN and PORTUGAL...
SALY...
URKEY in EUROPE, anh
HUNGARY..
SIA..
AST INDIES.

FRICA.
ORTH AMERICA..
VEST INDIES.
SOUTH AMERICA.

OF THE PLANETS, THE COMETS, THE FIXED STARS, AND

THE DIFFERENT SYSTEMS OF THE UNIVERSE.

Book before he places the Maps

The fience of GEOGRAPHY cannot be completely underfood with-
out confidering the earth as a planet, or as a body moving round another
at a confiderable distance from it. It will therefore be necessary to begin
this work with a summary view of the science of ASTRONOMY, and a
brief account of the planets and other heavenly bodies. Of these, the
most conspicuous is that glorious luminary, the sun, the fountain of light
and heat to the several planets which move round it, and which, together
with it, compose what astronomers have called the Solar System. The
way or path in which the planets move round the sun, is called their
Orbil; and it is now fully proved by astronomers, that there are seven
planets which move round the sun, each in its own orbit. The names
of these, according to their nearness to the centre or middle point of the
san, are Mercury, Venus, the Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the
Georgium Sidus. The two first, because they move within the orbit of
the earth (being nearer the sun), are called inferior planets, or, perhaps
more properly, interior or inner planets; the four laft, moving without the
orbit of the earth, are called superior, or, perhaps, more properly, eaterior
of outer planets. If we can form an idea of the manner in which any one
of these planets, suppose our earth, moves round the fun, we can easily
conceive the manner in which all the rest perform a similar revolution.
We shall only, therefore, particularly consider the motion of the earth, or
planet on which we live, leaving that of the others to be collected from a
lable

, which we lhall give, with such explanations as may render it intelligible to the meaneft capacity.

The earth was long considered as one extenfive plane, of no remark. able thickness; and the regions below it were supposed to be the habitations of spirits. The heavens, in which the fun, moon, and stars, apo

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