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COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY ...
A complete system of geography. Being a description of all the countries, islands, cities, chief towns, harbours, lakes, and rivers, mountains, mines, &c. of the known world. Shewing the situation, extent, and boundaries, of the several empires, kingdoms ... To which is prefixed, an introduction to geography, ... In two volumes. The whole illustrated with seventy maps, by Emanuel Bowen, ... being all new-drawn and ingraved according to the latest discoveries and surveys; making, of themselves, a complete atlas, ... This work, extracted from several hundred books of travels and history, is brought down to the present time; preserving all that is useful in the fourth and last edition of The complete geographer, publish'd under the name of Herman Moll, &c. ...
London: printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, J. and P. Knapton, John Clarke [and 11 others in London], 1747.
2 vols ; 41.2 cm. (2º)
I: xi, [1], xxviii, 1013, [3] p., 2 pl., 27 maps (1 fold.)
II: [4], 804, [24] p., 41 maps (3 fold.)

Originally published in 144 numbered parts as deduced from the direction line at the foot of the pages, but no separate set of parts has been recorded. Herman Moll's work entitled The compleat geographer was first published in London, 1722--23. Title-pages in red and black. Pages 281--8 in vol. I are misnumbered 381--8. The list of additional articles at the end of vol. II is signed 'S.B.' Index and errata at end of vol. II. The dedication is usually signed 'Stephen Whatley', and the present copy represents a variant with the dedication signed 'The Authors'. ESTC t140529.

Copy Notes Volume I has pencilled doodles at the head of p. 52 and a marginal annotation to the text in ink in an unidentified eighteenth-century hand on p. 738.

Binding C18th calf, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco and gilt-tooled black spine-labels

Reference Number 378


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