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A Geographical, Historical, and Political Description
London: for John Stockdale,, 1800. of the Empire of Germany, Holland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Prussia, Italy, Sicily, Corsica, and Sardinia; with a gazetteer of reference to the principal places in those countries. Compiled and translated from the German. To which are added, statistical tables of all the states of Europe: with a supplementary table, showing the changes since the commencement of the present war. Illustrated with twenty-four plates, and a large three-sheet post map of Germany, Holland, Italy, &c. Quarto (290 x 230 mm). Recently rebound to style in brown half calf using contemporary morocco label, smooth spine tooled in gilt and blind, marbled boards with blind roll, new endpapers. Map frontispiece and 26 other plates, large map of Germany, Switzerland and Italy in 3 folding plates, 23 city plans, 21 tables with separate pagination. Each folding map with one or two small reinforcements on the verso, small ink stain to top edge of first 15 or so leaves, tiny closed tear to top margin of plan of Ausburg (facing p. 131), slight foxing to last leaves. A very good copy. First edition in English of this French Revolutionary Wars-era gazetteer, compiled and translated almost entirely from Wolfgang Jäger's Geographisch-historisch-statistisches Zeitungs-Lexikon, which was first published in Germany in 1782?4. Boetticher's statistical tables have a separate title page and pagination and were originally published anonymously in Germany in 1789 as Statistische Uebersichts-Tabellen aller europäischen Staaten. They are supplemented with a previously unpublished table by the inventor of statistical graphs and diagrams, William Playfair. His table, "intended to shew the state of those countries that have undergone changes from the present war; and their position in 1799", compiles the social, political, economical and military particulars of the countries of Great Britain, France, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Savoy, Naples, Papal Territories, Russia, Prussia, Poland, Venice and Malta.
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