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SYSTEM

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GEOGRAPHY,

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THE USE OF SCHOOLS,

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RECENT ALTERATIONS IN THE DIVISION OF THE CONTINENT

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AUTHOR OF A TREATISE ON THE USE OF THE GLOBES,

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LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN; R. SCHOLEY; SHERWOOD AND CO.; G. B. WHITTAKER; · AND HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO.

1826.

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RECENT ALTERATIONS IN THE DIVISION OF THE CONTINENT

ARE CAREFULLY ATTENDED TO.

BY THOMAS KEITH,

AUTHOR OF A TREATISE ON THE USE OF THE GLOBES,

&c. &c.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN;
R. SCHOLEY; SHERWOOD AND CO.; G. B. WHITTAKER;
AND HAMILTON, ADAMS, AND CO.

1826.

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PREFACE.

The science of Geography has become an indispensable branch of education. It teaches us the situations of countries and states; their natural and political divisions and boundaries : with their cities, towns, lakes, rivers, mountains, and forests. The customs, manners, employments, government, and religion of the inhabitants. The state of the arts, sciences, manufactures, and commerce. The natural productions, metals, minerals, &c. &c.

It is an invaluable acquirement to the warrior, the statesman, and the merchant; and an essential auxiliary to the study of history: for we can have but an imperfect idea of any occurrence, if we are ignorant of the scenes of action.

Geography must have engaged the attention of mankind at very early ages of the world; it was in use among the Babylonians and Egyptians, from whom it passed to the Greeks; and successively from these, to the Romans, the Arabians, and the western nations of Europe. The earliest maps on record, are those of Sesostris, king of Egypt, mentioned by Eustathius; and of Anaximander, the Greek phi

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