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The grand gazetteer, or topographic dictionary, both general and special, and antient as well as modern, &c. Being A succinct but comprehensive Geographical Description of the various Countries of the habitable known World, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America; more especially of Great-Britain and Ireland, and all the British Settlements abroad, or where we have Trade, Commerce, or Correspondence. Shewing The situation, Extent, and Boundaries, of all the Empires, Kingdoms, Republicks, Provinces, Cities, Chief Towns, &c. with their several Climates, Soils, Produces, Animals, Plants, Minerals, &c. the Government, Traffick, Arts, Manufactures, Customs, Manners, and Religion, of the divers Nations; and the vast many admirable (some of them stupendous) Curiosities both Natural and Artificial; the most remarkable Events, Accidents, and Revolutions, in all past Ages; &c. &c. Aptly and requisitely interspers'd with many Thousands of uncommon Passages, strange Occurrences, critical Observations (as well sacred as prophane), and proper Relations; which most agreeably surprize, and delightfully inform. Diligently extracted, and as accurately as possible compiled, from the most esteemed Voyagers, Travellers, Geographers, Historians, Criticks, &c. extant. A Work in its Form entirely New, very necessary for Numbers, and serviceable to all Degrees of Readers. - (not excepting the most Learned, and with Libraries best Furnish'd)-Readers not only of News-Papers, Magazines, &c. &c. &c. but of Histories of former Ages or the present, the Classicks, and even the Sacred Writ itself; the Antique Articles being collected either from Original Authors or the best Translators, and divers Learned Commentators on the Bible, &c. &c. By Andrew Brice, of Exeter.

Brice, Andrew, 1690-1773.
MDCCLIX. [1759]
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Exon : printed by and for the Author, at his Printing-House, in North-Gate-Street, Exon, MDCCLIX. [1759]

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[2],1446p.,plates : maps ; 2⁰.

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Alston, XI.91
ESTC T35796

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