Glasgow. Khull Blackie & Co. and A. Fullarton & Co., No date. Ca. 1825.
TWO VOLUMES. Black and white engraved vignette title page illustration, 10 engraved small black and white folding maps, 11 black and white engraved plates, all edges sprinkled, 702+440pp, 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, leather spine and corners with paper-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities somewhat worn and rubbed, owner inscription on front fly-leaf, preliminary leaves in both volumes foxed, elsewhere occasional scattered foxing, a well-preserved antique work. The maps and prints are in general lightly toned with scattered foxing, but nothing that is disfigurative. Volume One contents include Africa, Asia - including Persia, Arabia, Kingdom of Caubul, Hindostan, Birman Empire, Siam, Tonquin, China (pp. 514-581), Chinese Tartary (pp. 582-587), Tibet (pp. 587-599), Independent Tartary pp. 599-608) etc. Volume Two contents include: A View of Universal History, Europe - Russian and Turkish Empires, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and an extensive section on Scotland; the volume text ends with the section on Scotland. There is no list of contents or index, but there is one copy of this title listed on WorldCat with two volumes, so apparently it is complete as issued. The maps and engravings are collected at the end of volume two with the engravings of landscapes, wildlife and inhabitants of various parts of the world. The maps are as follows: Map of the World (with Western and Eastern Hemispheres), United States of North America, Persia, Hindoostan, China, Asia, Map of Egypt and Abyssinia, Africa, West Indies, and East India Islands. Item #42567