A New System of Geography, or a General Description of the World; Containing a Particular and Circumstantial Account of All the Countries, Kingdoms and States of Europe, Asia, Africa and America, Their Situation ... with the Volume 2

A New System of Geography, or a General Description of the World; Containing a Particular and Circumstantial Account of All the Countries, Kingdoms and States of Europe, Asia, Africa and America, Their Situation ... with the 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. 1765 edition. Excerpt: ... sure to find them there: they are facturers, who carry on a considerable trade, particularly likewise allowed to wear their swords three days, but af terwards must have a particular licence, which is generally granted only to persons of high rank, and to the knights of Malta and St. Stephen-No commoner, tho' no soldiet without one. Travellers are always welcomed here with an evening serenade 1 but this is accompanied with an humble intimation that they would be pleased to make some 'return sor the honour done them. ss HIS small state is inclosed by Romagna and Urhino, and consists of a very high era gy mountain, with some cminences lying at its foot. 'he town, the seat of this republic, is seated on the summit of this lofty mountain, where it is generally hid among the cloud', and the streets are sometimes covered with snow, when it is clear and warm weather ih all thecountry around. There is said to be neither spring nor rivulet in the' whole dominion 3 but the people are well provided with large cisterns and reservoirs of rain and snow water. The wine that grows on the sides of their mountain is extremely good, and much better than any on the cold fide of the Appenines, and their cellars have a natural advantage that renders them extremely cool in the hottest seasonsj for they have generally in the sides of them deep holes that run into the hollows of the hill, whence there constantly issues a breathing kind of Vapours, so very chilling' in the summer time, that a man can scarce suffer his hand in the wind ofthem. They have three castles, five churches, and three convents, and reckon about five thousand persons in their community. Both the inhabitants and the historlans who mention this little republic, give the following account of...show more

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  • Paperback | 334 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 599g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775473
  • 9781236775474