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Stanford's London Atlas of Universal Geography


    THIS new atlas appears to us to be superior in many respects to the ordinary run of such works. There are forty-four maps, and the selection has been made with great judiciousness, and with a special view to adapt the atlas to an English public. Britain and her dependencies occupy a prominent position; Canada has three maps; besides Australia there is a beautiful map of Tasmania, another of New Zealand, and one of the Fiji Islands, a specially original feature. Ceylon, moreover, has a map all to itself. The two maps devoted to Turkestan are of obvious utility, and have evidently been done with great care. There is a specially good separate map of Switzerland. Of Britain, besides the general maps of each of the three kingdoms, we have a fine orographical map showing by difference of tint both the varying height of the land and the varying depths of the sea around our shores; and another map showing the distribution of the rainfall. There is a separate map of Japan, a very useful one of the Indian Archipelago, and a map of Africa in which several of the hitherto vaguely indicated Central States have had an approximate definition given to their areas. These are a few of the more prominent features of the atlas. The execution is on the whole thoroughly satisfactory; several of the maps, indeed, were originally by Arrowsmith. Appended is a copious index of places, with their latitude and longitude.

    Stanford's London Atlas of Universal Geography.

    Quarto Edition. (London: Stanford, 1882.)

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