Nuevo Metodo Para Apreender la Géografia. Explicacion y Demostracion de Las Mejoras Cartas que hasta ahora se han publicado en la Europa. Por Don Juan Antonio Gonzalez.
Canaveras, Juan Antonio Gonzalez

Madrid: Por D. Juan Antonio Lozano, 1775. First edition. Six engraved, hand-colored folding maps of Africa, Europe, Asia, America, and two of the world; engraved title-page vignette. Covers a bit soiled and creased. Small faded ink inscription on rear cover. Minor stain to lower margins of leaves and five of the plates. Tear to upper corner of front flyleaf. Early twentieth century ink notations on front flyleaf, early twentieth-century ink signature and date on title-page. A very good copy Original limp vellum. Small quarto. 6], vi, 104 pp. (Item ID: 16592)


Juan Antonio Gonzalez Cañaveras was a geography professor at the University of Cádiz, who frequently used maps in his classes as a way of showing the correlation between between the times of sunrise, the seasons, and weather patterns around the world. The present work begins with an introduction to geographical terms, with an explanation of “territories,” “peninsulas,” “states,” “lakes,” “oceans,” “cities,” “provinces,” and other such things. It then explores Europe, Asia, Africa, America, and the tropics, providing information for each, including capitals, types of government, etc.

OCLC lists eight copies, two in the United States at the University of Michigan and the John Carter Brown Library (RI).

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