The 18th century was characterised by a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. This is a scarce geographical dictionary from 1815 listing the nations, kingdoms, states, towns, empires, provinces, cities, oceans, seas, harbours, rivers, lakes, canals, mountains, and capes. Includes the government, manners, and religion of the inhabitants, with the extent, boundaries, and natural productions, manufactures, and curiosities of the different countries. Contains 14 illustrated maps.
In good condition only. Leather binding on spine split at base. Extensive wear to cover. Top rear cover corner has section torn out (see photo). Foxing inside covers.