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Item specifics

Author:

BERNHARD VARENIUS

Language:

English

Format:

Fine Binding

Date of Publication:

1700-1799

Non-Fiction Subject:

Geography

Place of Publication:

LONDON

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1736 VARENIUS, ISAAC NEWTON, SYSTEM of GENERAL GEOGRAPHY, PLATES, FOLDING MAPS


A compleat

System

of

General Geography:

explaining

the nature and properties of the earth;

Viz.

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

illustrated

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

LONDON

Printed for Stephen Austen at the Angel and Bible in

St. Paul’s Church-yard

1736

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,[529]-898,[14]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'. 

THIS BOOKS WEIGH APPROX 1.5KG PACKED. Please study the pictures carefully and feel free to ask any questions.

 




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