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INTRODUCTION.

OF Aftronomical Geography,
Of the several Astronomical Systems of the World, 10
of the Planets,
Of the Solar System,
The Comets,

The Fixed Stats,
of the Earth,
Doctrine of the Sphere,
Of the Glubes and their Use,
Useful Problems,
Of Maps and their Use,
Natural Divisions of the Earth,

AMERICA
History of its Discovery,
General Description ot America,

31 NORTH AMERICA. Summary Account of its Discovery and Settlement, ia

Chronological Order,
Boundaries, Extent and DisiGoos,
Table of the different countries, Provinces and States of

North America-to whom belonging-Chief Towns,
and Number of Inbabitants,

DANISH AMERICA.
Weft Greenland,
Boundaries and Extent, Face of the Country, Popula.
tion, &c.

ibid BRITISH AMERICA, Situation and Extent,

55 New Britain, Upper and Lower Canada, Sydney, or Island of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia,

64 Island of St. John's, Newfoundland,

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. General Defcription of the United States, including many useful and entertaining Matters,

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J and literally signifies a description of the earth, its figure, magnitude, and the several parts of its surface. -Geography, is either univerfal, as it relates to the earth in general, or particular, as it relates to any single

part of it.

This science, like all others of a practical nature, has advanced towards perfection, by flow, and in some periods of time, by almost imperceptible degrees.

A complete knowledge of Geography cannot be obtained without some acquaintance with Astronomy. This compendium, therefore, will be introduced with a Mort account of that science.

Astronomy treats of the heavenly bodies, and explains their motions, times, distances and magnitudes. The regularity and beauty of tefe, and the harmonious order in which they move, Thew that their Creator and Preferver poffeffes infinite wisdom and power.

Astronomy was first attended to by the Shepherds on the beautiful plains of Egypt and Babylon. Their

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