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FENNING (Daniel)

A New and Easy Guide to the Use of Globes; and the Rudiments of Geography. Wherein the Knowledge of the Heavens and Earth is made easy to the meanest Capacity: First, by giving a concise Account of the four Quarters of the World, with the Distance and Situation of the principal Islands and inland Places; and Secondly, by the Solution of upwards of Seventy useful Problems, in Geography, Astronomy, Navigation, and Dialling. In which are inserted Three useful Tables..... To which are subjoined, I. An Appendix; containing a short Account of the Solar System, and of the Comets and Fixed Stars: II. A Supplement; exhibiting a brief View of the Figure and Magnitude of the Earth, of the Nature of the Atmosphere, of the Theory of the Tides, and a concise System of Chronology.... The Fifth Edition. With Large corrections and Improvements. Recommended by the Rev. J. Warneford, M.A. and several eminent Mathematicians. In this edition are now first inserted a View of the Copernican or True System of the Universe, and the Coelestial Globe, neatly engraved

FENNING (Daniel)

A New and Easy Guide to the Use of Globes; and the Rudiments of Geography. Wherein the Knowledge of the Heavens and Earth is made easy to the meanest Capacity: First, by giving a concise Account of the four Quarters of the World, with the Distance and Situation of the principal Islands and inland Places; and Secondly, by the Solution of upwards of Seventy useful Problems, in Geography, Astronomy, Navigation, and Dialling. In which are inserted Three useful Tables..... To which are subjoined, I. An Appendix; containing a short Account of the Solar System, and of the Comets and Fixed Stars: II. A Supplement; exhibiting a brief View of the Figure and Magnitude of the Earth, of the Nature of the Atmosphere, of the Theory of the Tides, and a concise System of Chronology.... The Fifth Edition. With Large corrections and Improvements. Recommended by the Rev. J. Warneford, M.A. and several eminent Mathematicians. In this edition are now first inserted a View of the Copernican or True System of the Universe, and the Coelestial Globe, neatly engraved London, Printed for S.Crowder 1785

Description

pp. ix (iii), 213 (1, adverts), folding double-hemisphere frontis. (creased & wrinkled), 9 folding plates (incl. 6 maps),

Footnote

The plates are a little archaic. The map of Asia just shows a tip of Australia; the map of North America is puzzling.

Current Condition

binding very worn; contents sound and clean

Price

£165.00