Modern Geography; A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies with the Oceans, Seas, and Isles in All Parts of the World Including the Most Recent Discoveries, and Political Alterations, Digested on a New Plan Volume 2

Modern Geography; A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Colonies with the Oceans, Seas, and Isles in All Parts of the World Including the Most Recent Discoveries, and Political Alterations, Digested on a New Plan Volume 2

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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. 1807 edition. Excerpt: ...little of general interest; while that of Asia may be regarded as the cradle of nations which have been diffused over our whole hemisphere. are ammonites enclosed in black schistus. The goitre or swelled throat is not uncommon in Nipal. The people are very black, though surrounded with mountains covered with perpetual snow, whence it is argued that climate alone cannot occasion this variety. Sheep with sour horns seem to be the common beasts of burthen in the mountains of Tibet. The best fruits in Nipal are the oranges and pine appln; and there is a singular mixture of the European and Asiatic trees and plants. Catmandu, the residence of the court, is neatly built, the house: being often of three floors. There is a guard of semalcs, armed with swords, who attend the princess on horseback, riding astride like men.. They are chosen for their beauty, and their licentiousness is equal to their charms. Tibet is here called Bhotea; and the river Gunduky rises far higher in the country than represented in our maps. The miflionaries were confined to particular districts, but the curious reader may consult the materials of Cafiiano in the Alpbabetum Tibet-num of' Giorgi, and the Let. Edif. tome 15., with Astley's Collection, vol. 4. and Phil. Trans. 68. See Rennell, 307. Du Halde, iv. 571. give' a flight account of his map of the-country. a Of Of Sirinagur, laid down in the maps as the most northern frontier Svkkovnu country, an interesting account has recently appeared." The mountains between Hurdwar and the higher region are often of argillaceous marl, though the rivulets roll down masses of opake quartz and granite. Forests abound; and many curious vegetables delight the eye of the botanist. To the north is seen the lofty chain of snowy...show more

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  • Paperback | 276 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236810910
  • 9781236810915