A New System of Geography: Ancient and Modern ... Accompanied with an Atlas ...

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Richardson & Lord, 1822 - 378 pages
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Page 2 - Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit : " Tadeuskund, the Last King of the Lenape. An Historical Tale." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States...
Page 129 - The whole state, below the mountains, rests on an immense bed of limestone, usually about eight feet below the surface. There are every, where apertures in this limestone, through which the waters of the rivers sink into the earth. The large rivers of Kentucky, for this reason, are more diminished during the dry season, than those of any part of the United States, and the small streams entirely disappear.
Page 27 - ... of St. Lawrence ; Nantucket and Long-Island, on the coast of the United States ; and the Bermuda islands, in lat. 32 N. The West-India islands lie between North and South America. Lakes, There are more large lakes in N. America than in any other part of the world. The seven largest are Slave Lake, Lake Winnipeg, Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario. The last five are very near each other, and form a regular chain, by means of short rivers or straits, which run...
Page 37 - It is in n district of the same name, and on the south side of the island of Montreal, in the St Lawrence, at the head of ship navigation. It is 180 miles above Quebec, 200 below lake Ontario, 243 from Albany, and 300 from Boston; lat. 45° 30
Page 13 - An eclipse of the sun is caused by the interposition of the moon between the earth and the sun, and consequently must happen when the moon is in conjunction with the sun, or at the new moon.
Page 28 - Bay it is called Nelson's river. The St. Lawrence empties into the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in lat. 50 N. It is the outlet of the five great lakes, Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario. Its general course is from SW to NE The Mississippi empties into the Gulf of Mexico.
Page 25 - Cotton, sugar, coffea, tobacco and dyewoods,from the northern provinces; gold and diamonds, from the middle ; wheat, hides and tallow, from the southern. Silver and gold, hides, beef and tallow. Silver, gold and copper, from the northern provinces ; wheat and hemp from the southern. Silver and gold. Furs, procured from the Indians. Furs, procured from the Indians. Furs. Silk and cotton goods, japan ware and porcelain. Tea, silk goods, cotton goods, and porcelain ware. Pepper, cloves, ginger, nutmegs...
Page 118 - The streets are generally 4O feet wide, and cross each other at right angles. In the streets near the river the houses are principally of brick, but in the back part of the town, of wood. New Orleans is admirably situated for trade, being near the mouth of a noble river, whose branches extend for thousands of miles in opposite directions, and open communications with the whole valley of the Mississippi, the most extensive and fertile valley on the face of the earth. This city is already one of the...
Page 124 - ... in an oblique direction, which renders the bed of the river still narrower, and causes a sudden bend; the water of the river is, of course, thrown with great rapidity against the southern shore, whence it bounds round the point of a rock and produces the whirl, which it about 80 yards in circumference.
Page 21 - To find the distance between any two places on the globe. Lay the graduated edge of the quadrant of altitude over both the places and count the number of degrees intercepted between them; which being multiplied by 60 for geographical, or t;9r'n for English miles, will give the distance required.

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