A Geographical and Statistical Display of Each Country of the British Empire; With a Like Display ... of the Several Provinces and Districts of Russia, Prussia, France, the Netherlands, Germany ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... rises in Novgorod, No. 35, and runs past Witepsk, Potohk, and Dunniburg, into the Guf of Riga, the City of that name being at its mouth. Courland, is on the West; and Livonia, East of the Dwina, --the Waters of Coursk, and Voroneje, run South into the Sea of Asoph. The Occa, or Oka Rjver rises in Orel and Toula, runs past Calouga and Raizan into the Volga at Nignei-Novgorod; Jaroslau, and Coslroma, are intersected by the main stream of the Volga, which rises in Twer, and after running a very circuitous course past Jaroslau, Coslroma, Ic Nijnei-Novgorod, it runs past Cazan, Simbirsk, Saratov, and Tsaryisyn, into the North part of the Caspian Sea, where it fmms an extensive Delta, on one of the Islands of which is sealed the City of Astracan. The City of Moscow, the ancient Capital of Russia, is seated on the banks of a stream of the same name, or Moskwa, which falls into the Occa, between Calouga and Riazan. The Dneiper, has its source in the Government of Smolensk and runs South past Mohileff, and Kiou to Jeeatrinoslau, and from thence into the Black Sea at Kherson, 140 miles East of Odessa. The Waters of Pskov, all run North to the Guf of Finland, partly through Lake Tchude, and partly through Novgorod into Lake Ladoga, both of which Lakes discharge their Waters into the Guff of Finland. The Waters of the Eastern part of Novgorod run South into the Wolga, those of Olonetz and Vologda North, into the White, or Sea of Archangel; and those of Viatka and Perm, run South into the Volga. Finland, No. 35, was a conquest from the Swedes in 1812, it is bounded on the South, by the Gulf of Finland; and on the West, by the Gut) of Bothnia. The Waters of Tambov and Penza, run in both directions partly East into the Volga, and partly South into the..show more
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