A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography

By: Thomas Bankes; Edward Warren Blake; Alexander Cook

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Massive folio. Size 15.3 x 10 inches. Complete in one volume. 990 pages in double columns. Contemporary full calf, with raised bands on spine, & maroon. Map engraved by Thos. Bowen. In generally good condition. Some rubbing on edges, with some scuffs & chips. Front board professionally reinforced. Front endpaper, one map & a plate have tear. Four folding map have a few small tears on fore edge. Small inscription head of title page. from page 900 there is a water mark top corner. Inside a few minor marks, but generally clean & tight. Directions to the Binder list at rear does not match up correctly, there are many extra illustrations present & some that are not. It would look as if they were not bound, rather than removed. Many of the illustrations were derived from Cook's Voyages, and were the most generally available representations of the natives of the Pacific Northwest, Tasmania, New Zealand, Hawaii & the Pacific accessible to the public at the time. It is these contemporary images which make this work scarce as so many have been broken up. Frontis, 57 plates with double engravings (1 is a double of the same illustration), 24 Full page engraving plates, 10 single leaf maps, 12 folding maps. Full itemized list below. Contents: (5)-106 Book I, New Discoveries, (107)-314, Book II, Asia, (315)-460, Book III, Africa, (461)-576, Book IV, America, (577)-944 Book V, Europe, 944-947, Supplement, 947-948, Origin and Progress of the Art of Navigation, (949)-953, A General Table of Coins, (954)-959 A New Geographical Table, (960) The Superficial Contents of the Globe, (961)-980 A Guide to Geography, (981)-990 Index, + 2 pp. Directions to the Binder. This book went through 6 editions in the 1790s and was revised to reflect new discoveries and English interest in the colonization of New Holland. The book is divided along geographical lines. Much of the content deals with the South Pacific, Cook's voyages and Australia (New Holland). Complete list of illustrations; Frontis Engraving, Folding Map World Discoveries of Capt Cook Folding Chart Botany Bay New South Wales New Holland Double Page Illustration Kangaroo & Opossum Double Page Illustration A Women & A Man of Van diemen’s Land Double Page Illustration Captain Cook landing at Tanna & Fortunate of Capt Cook from the Natives of Erramangea Double Page Illustration Natives of Otaheite attacking Capt Wallis & Interview between Capt Wallis & Oberea Double Page Illustration Young Women of Otaheite Bring a present & dancing Full Page Illustration Young Women of Otaheite dancing Double Page Illustration View of the fleet of Otaheite & View of the Island of Otaheite Double Page Illustration Human sacrifice in a moral in Otaheite & Body of Tee a chief Double Page Illustration View of Island of Huaheine & View of house in Otaheite Full Page Illustration View in Anamooka Full Page Illustration man of the Sandwich Islands dancing Double Page Illustration Man & Women of Sandwich Island (Small tear) Double Page Illustration Inside & outside of a Morai in Atool Full Page Illustration Habitations & people of the Island of Atool Double Page Illustration A Canoe of the Sandwich Islands & Offering & An offering before Capt Cook in the Sandwich Islands Full Page Illustration View of Karakakooa Bay in Owhyhee where Capt Cook was killed Folding Map Illustration of Chart of the World Folding Map Illustration of Asia by Bowen Double Page Illustration Inhabitants of Somoiedia in Siberia & Wotiae Double Page Illustration of People of Tschuktschi on the coast of Asia & Capt Cook’s Men shooting Sea Horses. Full Page Illustration Kamtschadales melt the grease of fish Double Page Illustration Mode of travelling at Kamtschaika in Winter & Ostiacks methods of travelling in Winter Double Page Illustration Habits of Oriental or Eastern Tartars & Persons of Twitsikar Double Page Illustration Habits of the women of Eastern & Western Tartary Double Page Illustration Usbec Tartars & Calmuc Tartars x 2 Full Page Illustration Thomas KouliKan Emperor of Persia Double Page Illustration Turkish Dresses Double Page Illustration More Turkish Dresses Full Page Illustration Mahomet Folding Illustration Map of the Ottoman Empire by Bowen Double Page Illustration Chinese Dresses Double Page Illustration Chinese Pagoda & Chinese Sepulchre Double Page Illustration Chinese Mandarins & Chinese Merchants Full Page Illustration Emperor of China Double Page Illustration Map of East Indies & Vessels on coast of Malabar (Torn) Double Page Illustration View of Scio & Temple of Juno at Samos Folding Map of Africa by Bowen Double Page Illustration King of Congo & Natives of Congo a Country in Africa Double Page Illustration St Salvador City on the River Lelunda &Travelling people of Congo in Africa Full Page Illustration Hotentot Double Page Illustration Hottentot Entertainment of music & dancing & Marriage Ceremony of the Hottentots Full Page Illustration Egyptian Pyramids with View of Nile Double Page Illustration Egyptian Sepulchre & Mummies Full Page Illustration Punishment of a butcher of Grand Cairo Double Page Illustration Algerian method of Executing a Christian & Algerian method Punishing or Criminal Folding Illustration Map of North America Full Page Illustration Map of Western Atlantic Ocean Double Page Illustration Man & Women of Prince William’s Sound Full Page Illustration View of Oonalashka & the inhabitants Full Page plate with 4 small Illustrations People of Kamtschatka Full Page Illustration View of Anamooka & the inhabitants. Double Page Illustration Inhabitants in Nootka Sound & Inside habitation in Nootka Sound Double Page Illustration Whitebear & The Sea Otter Folding Illustrated Map of United States of North America Double Page Illustration A man & women Chipeways & Newdowefsies Full Page Map of West Indies Folding Illustration Map of South America by Bowen Double Page Illustration View of Potosi in Peru & View of Truxillo in Peru (Early Windmill) Full Page Illustration Boats Barks Double Page Illustration Byron & the Natives of Patagonia & People of Terra Delfuego Folding plate Illustration Map of Europe by Bowen Full Page Illustration Habits of the Groenlanders Full Page Illustration View of the Whale fishery & Killing bears Full Page Illustration Map of Sweden Denmark & Norway Folding Map of The Russian Empire by Bowen Double Page Illustration Russian Woman Double Page Illustration Russian Dresses Double Page Illustration Summer & Winter Palace at Petersburg Double Page Illustration Greek Nun & Habit of Archbishop of Russia Full Page Illustration Map of Germany Full Page Illustration Map in Seven United Provinces Double Page Illustration View of Herring Packers Tower, City of Amsterdam & Old Fort & Mount Albans. Full Page Illustration View of Admiralty Office Dock-yard storehouse Double Page Illustration View of New Chapel & Exchange City of Amsterdam & The Arsenal Full Page Illustration View of Port of flushing Double Page Illustration Ancient Dutch Dresses Full Page Illustration View of the Bastile Full Page Illustration Map of France Double Page Illustration Port of Bourdeaux & View of Brest Harbour Double Page Illustration View of Port of Rochefort & Harbour Double Page Illustration Port L’Orient & Harbour of St Malo Double Page Illustration Port of Dippe & Port of Havre-Grace Full Page Illustration Map of Spain Double Page Illustration Culprit exposed & Punishments of Prostitutes in Switzerland by dragging the sewer cart Double Page Illustration View of Bale City Switzerland & View of Zurich Double Page Illustration View of City of Zug & View of Town of Glaris Double Page Illustration Palace of Mount Alto at Naples Double Page Illustration Column of St.Mark & St Theodore Full Page Illustration Map of Italy Folding Map of Great Britain Double Page Illustration Ancient English Dresses Double Page Illustration Ancient English Dresses Full Page Illustration Map of Ireland Double Page Illustration City of Dublin Double Page Illustration Woman of the Island of Argentiera & Santorini Double Page Illustration Dresses of inhabitants of Naxia & Soldiers in Albania Double Page Illustration Women of Nio & The Romeca Dance Full Page Illustration Globes

Title: A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography

Author Name: Thomas Bankes; Edward Warren Blake; Alexander Cook

Categories: FOREIGN TRAVEL,

Publisher: Printed for C. Cooke, No. 17, Pater-Noster-Row (1791) 3rd edition:

Seller ID: 78444

Keywords: FOREIGN TRAVEL A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography Thomas Bankes; Edward Warren Blake; Alexander Cook maps World Discoveries of Capt Cook Thos. Bowen Capt Wallis & Oberea Sandwich Islands asia Turkish Dresses Natives of Congo Grand Cairo peru Whale fishery & Killing bears globes