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Published by Printed for E. and C. Dilly in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Leroy, Julien, -- 1686-1759,
  • Natural history -- Mexico,
  • Cod fisheries,
  • Clocks and watches,
  • Venus (Planet) -- Transit -- 1769,
  • Mexico -- Description and travel,
  • Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula) -- Description and travel,
  • Saint Pierre (Island),
  • Salé (Morocco)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Mons. Chappe d"Auteroche ; with an historical description of the author"s route through Mexico, and the natural history of that province ; also, a Voyage to Newfoundland and Sallee, to make experiments on Mr. Le Roy"s time keepers, by Monsieur De Cassini
SeriesLandmarks II, monographs
ContributionsCassini, Jean-Dominique, 1748-1845, Alzate y Ramírez, José Antonio de, 1737-1799
The Physical Object
FormatMicroform
Pagination[8], 315 [i.e. 215] p., [1] folded leaf of plates
Number of Pages315
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15210575M

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