The new British traveller; or, a complete modern universal display of Great-Britain and Ireland: Being a New, Complete, Accurate, and Extensive Tour Through England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, the Isles of Man, Wight, Scilly, Hebrides, Jersey, Sark, Guernsey, Alderney, And other Islands adjoining to and dependent on the Crown of Great-Britain. Comprising all that is worthy of Observation in every County, Shire, &c. And containing a full, ample, and circumstantial Account of every Thing remarkable in the several Cities, Market-Towns, Boroughs, Hundreds, Villages, Hamlets, Parishes, &c. throughout these Kingdoms. Being calculated equally to please the Polite - entertain the Curious - instruct the Uninformed - and direct the Traveller. The Whole Clearly and Accurately Displayed under the Following General Heads: Situation, Etymology, Extent, Roads, Capes, Battles, Sieges, Skirmishes, Civil Commotions, Trading and other Companies, Civil, Ecclesiastical, and Military Offices, Earthquakes, Storms, Inundations, and other singular Occurrences, Rocks, Rivers, Mines, Grottos, Abbey-Lands, Fossils, Caves, Hills, Moors, Springs, Woods, Antiquities-Roman, Danish, and Saxon; Minerals, Plants, Agriculture, Beasts, Birds, Fishes, Insects, Reptiles, Amphibious Creatures, Castles, Manors, Military Ways, Camps, Docks, Harbours, Bays, Havens, Markets, Fairs, Canals, Buildings, Fortifications, Palaces, Seats, Parks, Bridges, Forests, Cathedrals, Collegiate and Parish Churches, Monuments, Ecclesiastical and Civil Jurisdictions, Corporations, Charters, Charitable Foundations, Institutions, &c. Customs, Manners, &c. Handicrafts, Commodities, Military and Naval Exploits, Lives of all such Persons as have done Honor to the Counties, Towns, or Villages in which they were born, whether Kings, Princes, Peers, Generals, Admirals, Divines, Lawyers, Physicians, Poets, Philosophers, Historians, Legislators, &c. Government, Manufactures, Trades, Commerce, Revenues, Forces, Naval and Military, Polity, Power and Prerogative of the King, Laws, Prerogative, and Customs of the House of Lords, Privileges, Prerogative, & Usages of the House of Commons. Nature of the Legislature, and Modes of Proceeding in the various Courts of Justice, ancient and modern, &c. &c. &c. Being Really the Result of An actual and late General Survey, accurately made by a Society of Gentlemen, Each of whom has undertaken that Part for which his Study and Inclination has more immediately qualified him. And Including a Valuable Collection of Landscapes, Views, County-Maps, &c. Which Make an Admirable and Inimitable Groupe of Elegant Copper-Plate Prints. Also, A Complete Book of the Roads, a List of all the Fairs, and a Variety of other useful and entertaining Particulars, Not to be found in any other Work of the Kind, but which are worthy the Notice of Noblemen, Gentlemen, Merchants, Travellers, Traders, and all Ranks of People whatever. The whole published under the immediate inspection of George Augustus Walpoole, Esq. Assisted in the Digest and Arrangement of the Articles respecting Wales, by David Wynne Evans, F. R. S. In those descriptive of Scotland, by Alexander Burnet, L. L. D. And in such as relate to Ireland, &c. by Robert Conway, A. M. And Others, to whom many valuable and curious Circumstances have been communicated (for this Work) by Gentlemen of Rank and Abilities. Embellished with upwards of one hundred and fifty large, grand, and superb views of the principal Cities and Towns in Great-Britain and Ireland; perspective Views of Villages, Gentlemen's Seats, Castles, Ruins, Abbies, Cataracts, Sea Pieces, Landscapes, natural and artificial Curiosities, correct County and other Maps, Charts, Historical Pieces, &c. drawn with critical Exactness by the most capital Painters and Designers of England, Scotland, and Ireland, namely Hamilton, Carter, Griffith, O'Neal, Dodd, Metz, &c. and engraved in the most masterly Manner by the following ingenious Artists, viz. Thornton, Pollard, Lodge, Page, Roberts, Royce, Taylor, Carey, Rennoldson, Wooding, Kitchen, Conder, Hawkins, Walker, Flyn, Simpson, Grainger, Hogg, Myers, Smyth, Clowes, and others, who have distinguished themselves by their great Abilities in the Polite Arts.
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London : printed for Alex. Hogg, at the King's-Arms, No 16, Paternoster-Row, 1784.
520,p.,plates : maps ; 2⁰.
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