15 Introduction to universal geography / Virtual Book Fair 163


Title: TURNER, R.
Title: A new and easy introduction to universal geography: In a series of letters to a youth at school. . . The ninth edition, improved and considerably enlarged.
Published in: London, 1800
Description: This is the interesting ninth edition, with 26 full-page maps as called for in "Directions to the binder". The ninth edition was improved and considerably enlarged : to which is added a folding map of the world, (The world including the late discoveries with Captain Cooks voyages delineated) with a nice depiction of Australia, with van Diemens Land still joined to Australia's mainland. (140x245mm).

C.Collins printed for J. Johnson, G. G. and J. Robinson.

Illustrated with the figure of the earth, the lines and circles on the Globe, the seasons, the geographical clock (with rotating volvelle), small map of the world, Europe, France, Italy, Germany, United Provinces, Austrian Netherlands, Spain and Portugal, Switzerland, Poland and Prussia, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, Russia in Europe, Hungary, Turkey in Europe, Great Britain and Ireland, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, The Terrestrial Globe.
Each "Letter" (or chapter) is headed by an engraving followed by a further plate with just the principal cities listed (It was expected that the eager student would try and draw the outline of the country from memory).
A scarce educational book (especially with the "Geographical Clock "still intact).
The atlas was compiled by Richard Turner (1753-1788).
Dimensions: 6.4 x 3.9 inches. 16.2 x 10.0 cm.
In original o/l colours.
viii, 235, [1] p., [24] leaves of plates : ill., maps (1 fold.). in original full leather binding. Flat spine with gilt banding. Spine separating. Some minor marginal discolouration in beginning and end of the atlas. Very good condition.
  • Number: 1630015 (26456)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum