Universal Geography: Or a Description of All Parts of the World, on a New Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe; Accompanied with Analytical, Synoptical, and Elementary Tables, Volume 4

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Wells and Lilly, 1825 - Atlases
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Contents

Position of HeroopolisHeroopolis is not Pithom
51
Ancient Measures of the breadth of the IsthmusExamination
57
Topographical and Political Details
62
Northern CoastsDamietta
68
Town of Djizeh and the Great Pyramids
74
Caverns of the Thebaid
80
Evidences of the State of the Arts among the Ancient Egyptians
86
Appearance of Syene
90
Emerald MountainsArab TribesThe Oases 9196
96
Manners and Customs of the Copts
103
Carrying PigeonsEnchanters of SerpentsPottery
109
DivisionsTurkish NubiaSketches of Topography and
117
Southern ProvincesAbyssinia
123
The GiraffeThe Zebra
129
Antiquity of this Work 59 60
130
AmharaState PrisonXoaDamota 134 Dismembered ProvincesInhabitantsThe Abyssins or Aga
135
Savage NationsTheir Religion Laws and Customs
141
Port of AidabTown and District of Suakeno
149
Hypothesis of M Ideler on the Atlas of the AncientsThe
155
Alimentary PlantsAnimal KingdomCamel of the Desert
161
The Berbers
167
Ruins of Cyrene
172
TripoliClimate and ProductionsTownsAntiquity of Tri
178
BoundariesDivisionsCity of AlgiersTowns of the Pro
184
Towns of the Kingdom of MoroccoTowns to the South
190
Pride of the MoorsSingular Points of Etiquette
194
Manners of the Moors
200
WindsTemperature of GuineaWindsHurricanes
206
Guinea GrassAnimals
212
The MandingosThe Bambookans
219
Boundaries of GuineaLaws and Manners
223
Division of Guinea into CoastsProductions of the Grain
230
Particulars on the InteriorCultivation of the Land 233 Diversities of SoilInland Nations 234 Slave CoastKingdom of Dahomey 235 Barbarous Custom...
236
Hypothesis of M ReichardFirst Argument
242
Objections
248
Particulars on NigritiaJourney of Mungo ParkCountry
250

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