New general collection of voyages and travels: consisting of the most esteemed relations, which have been hitherto published in any language: comprehending everything remarkable in its kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America, with respect to the several empires, kingdoms, and provinces; their situation, extent, bounds and division, climate, soil and produce; their lakes, rivers, mountains, cities, principal towns, harbours, buildings, &c. and the gradual alterations that from time to time have happened in each: also the manners and customs of the several inhabitants; their religion and government, arts, and sciences, trades and manufactures: so as to form a complete system of modern geography and history, exhibiting the present state of all nations; illustrated not only with charts of the several divisions of the ocean, and maps of each country, entirely new completed, as well as new engraved, by the best hands, from the latest surveys, discoveries, and astronomical observations: but likewise with variety of plans, and prospects of coasts, harbours, and cities; besides cuts representing antiquities, animals, vegetables, the persons and habits of the people, and other curiosities: selected from the most authentic travellers, foreign as well as English.
Vol. I, Thomas Astley. Published by his Majesty’s Authority, 1745. Layton Collection 6907