A new and authentic system of universal geography, antient and modern [electronic resource] : All the late important discoveries made by the English, and other celebrated navigator of various nations, in the different hemispheres, from the celebrated Columbus, the first discoverer of America, to the death of our no less celebrated contryman Captain Cook, &c. and containing a genuine history and description whole world, as consisting of empires, kingdoms, states, republics, provinces, continents, Islands, oceans, &c. with the various countries, cities, towns, promotories, capes, bays, peninsulas, isthmusses, gulphs, rivers, harbours, lakes, mountains, volcanos, deserts, &c. Europe Asia, Africa, and America: together with their respective situations, extent, latitude, longitude, boundaries, climate, soil, natural and artificial curiosities, mines, metals, minerals, trees, shrubs, fruits, flowers, herbs, and vegetable productions. With an account of the religion, laws, customs, manners, genius, habits amusements, and ceremonies of the respective inhabitants: their arts, sciences, manufactures, trade, commerce, military and civil governments, &c. also exact descriptions of the various kinds of beasts, birds, fishes, amphibious creatures, reptiles, infects, &c. together with a complete history of every empire, kingdom, and state. Also an account of the most remarkable battles, sieges, sea-fights, and various revolutions that have taken place in different parts of the world. The whole forming an authentic and entertaining account every thing worthy of notice throughout the whole face of nature, both by land and water. In which is introduced, to illustrate the work, a considerable number of the most accurate whole sheet maps, forming a complete atlas. To which is added a complete guide to geography, astronomy the use of the globes, maps, &c. with an account of the rise, progress, and present state, of navigation, throughout the known world. Likewise containing every important, interesting, and valuable discovery throughout the whole of Captain Cook's voyages round the world. Together with those of the modern circumnavigators, particularly byron, carteret, wallis, clerke, gore, King, forrest, and Wilson. Also containing a particular account of the Pelew Islands. And the latest accounts of the English colony of botany bay: with a particular description of Port Jackson, Norfolk Island, &c. where the convicts are now settled. The whole forming a complete collection of voyages and travels. By the Rev. Thomas Bankes, vicar of dixton, in monmouthshire and author of the christian's family Bible. Edward Warren Blake, Esq. Alexander Cook, Esq. and Thomas Lloyd. Embellished with near two hundred beautiful engravings, consisting, of views, antiquities, customs, ceremonies, &c. together with whole sheet maps, plans, charts, &c. executed in a much superior stile than any work of the like kind that has ever appeared in this kingdom.

Bankes, Thomas, b. 1744.
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New, royal, and authentic system of universal geography
London : Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-Noster-Row, and sold by the booksellers of Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Canterbury, Cambridge, Coventry, Chester, Derby, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Liverpool, Leicester, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Northampton, Oxford, Reading, Salisbury, Sherborn, Shefield, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Winchester, York: and by all other booksellers in England, Scotland, and Ireland., [1788]
Eighteenth century collections online. Part 2: New editions
2v.([4],990,[2]p.),plates : maps ; 2⁰.
Geography -- Early works to 1800.
Voyages and travels -- Early works to 1800.
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England London.
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First published in 1787 as 'A new, royal, and authentic system of universal geography'.
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Cengage Gale, 2009. Available via the World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreements. s2009 miunns
Reproduction of original from British Library.
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English Short Title Catalog, N42049.
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