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[N.p., but France: c. 19th Century]. Manuscript on paper, in French. 118pp. (+ 18 ruled blanks), 8vo (165 x 110mm). Written in red and brown ink in a clear script between ruled borders. 5 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, rebacked, with modern morocco label. Ex Libris of Jose M. Rodriguez (rubbed and corners bumped.) Exceedingly interesting early 19th-century geographical manuscript containing analytical statistics on the four major continents of the world. Divided into four main parts, each preceded by a fine engraved portrait of a personification representing the continent. Europe , Asia, Africa and America with caption in French, a poem to epitomize their part of the world. The countries appear in sub-headings organized by region where names of important cities, exports for the area and religious demographics are highlighted. The names of several important cities and capitals are given usually with a demographic of the region, and there is an especially comprehensive section for statistics on French regions and rivers. Including: Ile –de france, Picardie, Normandie, Bretagne, Champagne, Orleannois, Bourgogne, Lionnois, Dauphine & Savoye, Provence, Languedoc, Alsace, Lorreine, Pais bas. The countries represented for Europe: France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Scandinavia : Sweden (Finland and Norway mentioned), Great Britain, Scotland, Ireland , Spain, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria. For Asia: Persia, Mongolian Empire, China, Siberia, Philippines, Maldives. For Africa: Egypt, Ethiopia, Congo, and Madagascar, and America: Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Florida & Canada California, Cuba. An interesting treatise on geographical names and places with instruction to the disposition of the globe. Bookseller Inventory # D2004

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