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Compendium Geographicum, or, a More Exact, Plain, and Easie Introduction into all Geography than yet extant, after the latest Discoveries or Alterations. Very Useful, especially for Young Noblemen and Gentlemen, the like not Printed in English.
London: William Crook, 1682. 1st Edition. Hardcover. "12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾"" tall" "12mo (133x77 mm). [16], 140 pp. Contemporary full calf (rubbed and scuffed, spine ends chipped, hinges repaired). Title page with paper repair to upper margin (not affecting text but with partial loss of ruled border), lacking front endpaper, internally little browned and soiled. Still good copy of an impossibly rare work.Wing, C1861. - First edition (a second edition was printed in 1685) of this introduction into geography which included matter relating to America. It contains 17 chapters and A TABLE ""Of the Modern Names of all the Countries, Provinces, Islands, Cities, Towns, Hills, Seas, Lakes, and Rivers contained in this Book, reduced to an Alphabetical Order, and directing where they may be found in the Maps. Also shewing how the most noted of them were called anciently."" Exceedingly rare work, only 2 copies listed on COPAC (Oxford and Cambridge) plus one imperfect copy in the Huntington Library. No copy recorded at auction." good.
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