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Author: Porter, Thomas, fl. 1654-1668.
Title: A compendious view, or Cosmographical, and geographical description of the whole world.: With more plain general rules, touching the use of the globe, then bave been yet published. Wherein is shewed the situation of the several countries, and islands: their particular governments, manners, commodities, and religions. Also a chronology of the most eminent persons, and things that have been since the creation, to this present: wherein you have a brief of the gospel, or a plain, and easie table, directing readily where to find the several things, that were taught, spoke, done and suffered, by Jesus Christ, throughout the said gospel. The which is not onely pleasant, and delightful; but very useful, and profitable; for all. But cheifly for those who want, either time, to read, or money to buy, many books. / By Tho. Porter.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A compendious view, or Cosmographical, and geographical description of the whole world.: With more plain general rules, touching the use of the globe, then bave been yet published. Wherein is shewed the situation of the several countries, and islands: their particular governments, manners, commodities, and religions. Also a chronology of the most eminent persons, and things that have been since the creation, to this present: wherein you have a brief of the gospel, or a plain, and easie table, directing readily where to find the several things, that were taught, spoke, done and suffered, by Jesus Christ, throughout the said gospel. The which is not onely pleasant, and delightful; but very useful, and profitable; for all. But cheifly for those who want, either time, to read, or money to buy, many books. / By Tho. Porter.
Porter, Thomas, fl. 1654-1668.

[London]: Are to be sold by Robert Walton, at the Globe and Compass, in s. Paul's Churchyard, on the North-side, 1659.
Subject terms:
Geography
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A90869.0001.001

Contents
astrological diagram
title page
TO THE READER.
The Description and use of the FRONTISPICE.
To find the Sunday letter for ever.
The use of the perpetual Almanack.
A Definition, Explanation, and Description of several Names, or Terms, of Water and Land.
Of the flowing and ebbing of the Sea.
Of the deepness of the Sea.
Of the fruitfulness, and richness of the Sea.
Of the Circles in the Map, and their Ʋse.
Of Climates.
Of the Tropicks.
Of Zones.
The Division of the World.
EUROPE
ASIA
AFRICA
AMERICA
Of the Winde.
Of the Sea-Compasse.
Of the four Seasons, or Quarters of the Year.
Conjectures on the Spring.
Conjectures on Summer.
Conjectures on Autumn.
Conjectures on Winter.
Of the Heavens and Elements, according to Ptolomies Figure thereof.
Of the Eclipse.
Of the Eclipse of the SUN.
Of the MOON's Eclipse.
Of the effects of the Eclipses.
Of the Blasing Stars or Comets.
Of the Firmaments, and Constellations.
A View of EUROPE, (or, as we may call it, The Christian World; because all the Kings and Rulers thereof, do not onely allow, but profess the same.)
Of the Isles belonging to Italy.
Of the Islands in the North-Sea, belonging to the King of Dnmark.
Of the Isles belonging to Sweden.
Of the Isles in the Mediterranean Sea, near (and sometimes belonging) to Greece.
Of the Islands belonging to Russia.
A View of ASIA (or as we may call it the old World; for that it was first inhabi∣ted, as is by all allowed).
Of the Isles in the Indian Sea.
A View of AFRICA (or, as we may call it, the hot World; for that the Aequi∣noctiall Line, passeth through it, well near in the midst).
The Istes of Barbary in the Mediterranean Sea.
Of the Islands belonging to Africa.
A View of AMERICA, (or, as we may call it, The New World; for that it was last discovered.)
The Islands of America, in the Atlantick Ocean.
The Islands of American in Mare Del Zur, or the Pacifick Sea.
THE CHRONOLOGY.
A Catalogue, of some pleasant and useful Maps and Pi∣ctures that are cut in Copper, being very neat ornaments for houses, Gentlemens studies and Closets, and useful for divers callings, as Painters, Embroyderers. &c. which are printed, coloured, and to be sold by Robert Walton, at the Globe and Compasse, in St. Paul's Church-yard, be∣tween the 2 North dores.
ERRATA.