Thesaurus Geographicus a New Body of Geography or a Compleat Description of the Earth

Thesaurus Geographicus a New Body of Geography or a Compleat Description of the Earth

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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. 1695 edition. Excerpt: ...place whersie the Bishop resides. TEC I_L E NB O 'URG, a stron Castle and Fort, stands about_ 10 miles West from O nzdmg, and is the Capital of a small County, formerly under its own Counts; now subject to' that of Bentbem. S.Cj11 'U MB E G, -or Sc/znumlzurg, an old Castle _on the top 'of a Hill, nthe North-side of the PVesZ-r, 45 miles from Hvjc to the South, and 50 from Osnabrug, and' r'6 from Mindczz to the East, gives name to a County of 25 miles extent from North to South, and 18 from East to West; which lies on the East of Minilen, and South.of Hojc; the River s/VEszZ-r passes crossit; besides which it is water'd with theRivei-s Hannel, Awc, Caj zzm and Extcr; these yield the; Inhabitants abundanoe of Fish, and the Country plenty of Corn, Hay, Timber and Venison: -Here are also Quarries of Stone, which they send abroad, and some Mines of Allum, Coal, EFc.ThisCounty is subject to the house ofLippe. Saxcnba an, or Sqflsscn/Jagcn, a Fort and Town in the most orthetn part of this County.. _. Buckenfzurg, the Seat of the siccond Branch of the iI-Iouse of Lippe, who are thence stil'd Countsssof Lippc j" Buckenburg., ._ Oldcnbmz, on the banks of the WcsEr, a small but strong Town, 5 miles from Sc/mumberg 5 it repell'd the Imperial Forces in 1633, but was taken by them in 1639. The Counts of Lippe have a Custom-house here to receive Duty paid by all Vessels that pass this way. L I 1? P E, or Liepfladr, is a very strong and well fortified Town, seated on the River Lippe, 45 miles from Oshabrug to the South, and 35 from Munstcr to the East. This place was besieg'd by the Frmcl: in the War of 1674, but defended it self so well that they. werefordd to raise the Siege. It is the Capital of a County which lies between Ravmilvurg to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 930g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743393
  • 9781236743398