|1736 VARENIUS, ISAAC NEWTON, SYSTEM of GENERAL GEOGRAPHY, PLATES, FOLDING MAPS
the nature and properties of the earth;
It’s Figure, Magnitude, Motions, Situation,
Contents, and Division into Land and Water,
Mountains, Woods, Desarts, Lakes, Rivers, &c.
With particular Accounts of the different
Appearances of the Heavens in different
Countries; the Seasons of the Year over all the
Globe; the Tides of the Sea; Bays, Capes, Islands,
Rocks, Sand-Banks, and Shelves. The State of the
Atmosphere; the Nature of Exhalations; Winds,
Storms, Tornados, &c. The Origin of Springs
Mineral-Waters, Burning Mountains, Mines, &c.
The Uses and Making of Maps, Globes, and Sea-
Charts. The Foundations of Dialling; the Art of
Measuring Heights and Distances; the Art of Ship-
Building, Navigation, and the Ways of Finding the
Longitude at Sea.
Originally written in Latin by
Bernhard Varenius, M.D.
Since improved and
by Sir Isaac Newton and Dr Jurin;
and now translated into English;
with additional Notes, Copper-Plates, an
Alphabetical Index, and other Improvements.
Particularly useful to Students in the Universities;
Travellers, Sailors, and all those who desire to be
acquainted with Mixed Mathematics, Geography
, Astronomy, and Navigation.
By Mr. Dugdale.
The whole revised and corrected by Peter Shaw, M.D.
The third edition, with large additions.
In two volumes
Printed for Stephen Austen at the Angel and Bible in
St. Paul’s Church-yard
Selling here is 'A Complete System of General Geography' printed in London for Stephen Austin, 1736. The third edition. Originally written in Latin by by Bernhard Varenius, improved and illustrated by Sir Isaac Newton and Dr Jurin.
8vo, two volumes, uniformly bound in period calf boards, recently rebacked to match to a high standard, spines gilt with 5 raised bands and red morocco labels.
The books measure 13cm by 20cm.
The contents are complete, meeting collation: xxiv,528;xvi,-898,pp, with copper engraved frontispiece, 1 folding map of the world and 11 further folding engraved plates.
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Condition: The bindings are holding firmly and in very good condition, with just some light wear to surface / extremities from handling. Contents are holding firmly and in very good condition, a little toned, more notably to the plates, with some scattered light foxing and dust marking, a few minor creases to the plates. Folding map frayed with slight loss touching beyond foreedge margin into printed area and with lower right margin slightly cropped. Period plain endpapers, joints renewed, with early bookplate of one 'H. Wood'.
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