A New Geographical, Historical, and Commercial Grammar; and present State of the several Kingdoms of the World, by GUTHRIE William, London 1774. The inside front cover contains an ownership inscription: "Willm Robertson", and his own dedication on the inside of the cover.
A comprehensive work about geography, history and commerce published in London in 1774 by William Guthrie. The book includes countless historical and contemporary information about countries such as England, Scotland, Norway, Germany, Spain, France, Switzerland, United States and more. Page 16 contains an imaginative engraving of the globe. The book provides a detailed description of the physical features of the region, climate, population, government, economy and culture, as well as the history of the region including major events and prominent figures. The commerce part provides information about the trade and industries of various world countries. The author surveys in great detail the main export products of each country, as well as the major trade routes and trading partnerships. The book is renowned for its geographic, historical and commercial accuracy and is one of the most important sources about the 18th century world view.
VII, 728 pages. 21 cm. Original leather cover. Copy without the world map. Good condition.