A Classical Atlas, to Illustrate Ancient Geography: Comprised in Twenty-five Maps, Showing the Various Divisions of the World as Known to the Ancients : Composed from the Most Authentic Sources : with an Index of the Ancient and Modern Names

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William Tegg and Company, 1854 - Atlases - 44 pages
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Page 49 - This book shonld be retnrned to the Library on or before the last date stamped below. A fine of five ceats a day is incnrred by retaining it beyond the specified time.
Page xi - Syene, at a distance of 50OO stades, Eratosthenes observed, and with a near approach to the truth, that at Alexandria the gnomon on the longest day covered one-fiftieth part of the circle. Five thousand stades, therefore, he inferred to be the fiftieth part of the circumference...
Page vi - Europe appears to be greater than Asia by a little less than a half of Asia ; and greater than Africa by the same quantity added to a sixth part of Africa. Europe is a third part of the whole earth with the addition of a little more than an eighth. Asia is a fourth plus a fourteenth, and Africa a fifth plus a sixtieth2.

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