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COMPENDIOUS AND COMPLETE
View of the Present State
BEING A FAITHFUL ABRIDGEMENT OF THE AMERICAN UNIVERSAL GEOG-
MADE FROM INFORMATION SINCE RECEIVED.
BY JEDIDIAH MORSE, D. D. A. A. & S. H. & S. A. Soc.
Author of the American Universal Geography, American Gazetteer, &c. &c.
AND SIX MAPS OF
THE PRINCIPAL DIVISIONS OF THE GLOBE,
New-Work; M. CAREY, Philadelphia ; and the Booksellers generally, Jan. 1814.
Joseph T. Buckingham, Printer,
DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit :
District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the seventh day of January, A. D. 1814, and in the thirty sighth year of the independence of the United States of America Jedidiah Morse, of the said dis. trict, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author in the words following, to wit : “A compendious and complete System of Modern Geography, Or a View of the present State of the World. Being a faithful Abridgement of the American Universal Geography (edition of 1812) with Corrections and Additions made from Information since received. By Jedidiah Morse, D. D. Á. A. & S. H. & S. A. Soc. Author of the American Universal Geograplay, American Gazetteer, &c. &c. Illustrated by a Representation of the Solar System, and six Maps of the principal Divisions of the Globe."
In conformity to the act of the congress of the United States, intitled, “ an act for the encour ageinent of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an act intitled, “ an act sapplementary to an act, intitled, “an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ; and extending the benefits thereot' to the arts of designing, engraving and etching his torical, and other pripts."
WILLIAM S. SITAW, Clerk of the District of Massachusettsa
THIS volume has been compiled and published at the solicitation of a number of the author's judicious literary friends and correspondents, with a view to accommodate those families with a system of geography, (a work which has become almost necessary, to all who take an interest in the wonderful events of the present times) whose means are inadequate to the purchase of his larger work; and also, and particularly, to furnish academies, and public and private schools of a higher grade, than those in which his smaller abridgement is used, with a volume of a size and kind suited to their more enlarged scale of instruction. Such a volume, of moderate size and price, the author has abundant reason to believe, has long been considered as a desideratunz among the classical books of our country. If it shall be
found, as the author hopes, that this work fills this blank ,, in the list of our books of useful instruction, his design ivill be accomplished.
. Charlestown, Jan. 1, 1814.
113 Bourbon island
360 British Empire