The Universal Gazetteer
The Universal Gazetteer
The Universal Gazetteer
The Universal Gazetteer
The Universal Gazetteer


The Universal Gazetteer


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Title continues: "Or, a Description Of the several Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Countries, Cities, Towns, Seas, Lakes, Rivers, Mountains, Volcanoes, &c. in the Known World. Together with an Account of The Extent, Produce, Revenue, Forces, Trade, Manufactures, Religions, &c. of the several Countries; and of the Battles, Sieges, and other Transactions that have rendered them remarkable. To which is prefixed, A Copious Introduction to Geography. The whole calculated to explain the Occurrences in Modern History. Illustrated with four large and accurate Maps of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America." An English view of the world in 1759. The French, with whom England is at war, are "so conceited of themselves, that they look on all other nations as barbarians." Of Virginia the author cannot speak too highly: "Such is the hospitality of the Virginian planters, that a stranger will be entertained at any of their houses so that inns on the road are unnecessary." Newfoundland, however, is a "cold and comfortless country." Besides such entertaining descriptions, this reference book provides information about a wide variety of important 18th-century territories and cities. Entries provide information about climate, latitude and longitude, industry, trade, religion, and defences. Of special interest are the maps, including one of the New World that shows a need for further exploration of western North America.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: James Rivington et al
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Date Published: 1759
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    Unpaginated. 17 cm. 3 colour fold-out maps at rear, one of North and South America, one of Africa, and one of Asia. Full leather. Repaired spine ends, hinges, and corners. New spine label. Ink signature on front free endpaper. Some repairs to maps. Lacks map of Europe.

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