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Title: Natural history: general and particular, by the Count de Buffon, translated into English. Illustrated with above 260 copper-plates, and occasional notes and observations by the translator. [pt.1]
Author: Buffon, Georges Louis Leclerc, comte de, 1707-1788.
Publication info: Edinburgh : printed for William Creech, 1780-85.
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• ...ly 1800 leagues. All these lines Plate I. Map of the OLD CONTINENT exhibiting its greatest diametral length from the point of East Tartary to : ...
• ...s on each side of the two lines Plate II. Map of the NEW CONTINENT exhibiting its greatest diametral length from the River Plata to the Lake A: ...
• ...ewest coun|tries in America would be the land of the Ama|zons, Guiana, and Canada. In examining the map of these countries, we perceive that they are every where divided by numberless lakes and rivers ...
• ... ause which prevents the rivers from running to the sea in these directions. / In examining the map of France, it is appa|rent, that the Rhone is the only river which runs from north to south; and / ...
• ... onoko, and partly runs towards the river of the Amazons[See M. Condamine's map.]. / The Madera, which falls into the Amazons, extends more than 660 leagues. / ...
• ...the three moun|tains you are obliged to climb to get at it, it does not come much short of what the map of M. Deslisle makes it, that is, 600 feet, having certainly gone into this paradox, either on t ...
• ...ation be|tween the Nile, the Mediterranean, and the Red Sea: And M. de l'Isle, in 1704, published a map, in which he has laid down the termination of a canal in the east branch of the Nile, which he i ...
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