Elements of Geography, Ancient and Modern

Words and pictures from “Elements of Geography Ancient and Modern; with an atlas” by J. E. Worcester, A. M., Stereotype Edition, Boston, 1825.

[picture: Frontispiece: United States Capitol, Washington]

Frontispiece: United States Capitol, Washington

Engraving (probably a woodcut) of the US Capitol building in Washington, DC. The building was burned down in the War of 1812 by the British (from Canada), and this engraving [...] [more...]

[picture: The Pyramids.]

The Pyramids.

The pyramids were accounted by the ancients one of the seven wonders of the world. They are alike famous for their vast size and remote antiquity. History furnishes no authentic information respecting the time ot the object of their erection. They continue to be objects [...] [more...]



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