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dicated with that precision which might have been expected. The mark of an anchor at the mouth, and of another on the precise spot to which they are navigable, is adopted in the French maps of this nature ; and it would be a still further improvement if there were merely a stroke across the river, and the number of tons added.
CONTAINING Extracts from the foreign Journals, concerning those which seemed
interesting, but have not yet reached England, or, at least, have not fallen under our Observation *.
AT Vienna has appeared a new and corrected edition, in two large sheets, of Ecker's Northern and Southern Hemispheres, laid down stereographically for the horizon of Vienna. These maps were first published in 1794, and form a part of Schrable's General Atlas of Germany. From the account of them given in the Journal of Gaspari, it appears that they do not contain the discoveries of Vancouver or of La Pérouse. They seem to be in imitation of the two Planispheres, published at Berlin in 1783, by professor Bode ; but the outline of the coasts is not delineated with equal exactness, and there are several errors of longitude and latitude. There is a volume of letter-press, which is itself far from being immaculate.
Sotzmann has published at Berlin a Map of the Northern Part of Upper Saxony, which contains the Ñarch of Brandenburg and the duchy of Pomerania, with the post-roads, &c.; being a kind of reduction of his provincial maps. But these maps are not trigonometrical; and it is surprising that the Germans, who pretend to such geographical hypercriticism, should not give the example of tolerable maps of their own country. Yet the barbarous division into antiquated circles, and the distinct interests of the petty sovereignties, must prove obstacles to such a design. There seems also to remain a radical want of taste in the Germans, who are more inclined to plod in the quarries of literature, than to build palaces. The very use of .the old black letter in their publications is a sufficient proof of barbarism; and even the maps published under the eye of the journalists, from observations at the observatory near Gotha, -ironically, by some of our map-sellers, called Mr: Seeberg's works, from the German Sternwarte Seeberg, i.e. an observatory, may indeed be accurate, but are such poor productions, and so destitute of taste and information, that no collector of maps would wish to possess one of them.
* It is almost unnecessary to mention, that, in this part of our Review, we must shiefly abide by the opinion of the foreign journalists.
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Baron Hermelin's Atlas of Sweden is nearly completed; the first division containing the northern provinces, the second die vision Finland, and the third Sweden Proper. It is accompa. nied with views of various parts of the country:
1. The fall of the Hadijajock on the lake Saggal, in Lulea Lappmark ;
2. View of the range of mountains at Quickjock, in Lulea Lappmark;
3. Gilliware, from the southern bank of the Wassera Elf, in Lulea Lappmark;
4. View of the mountain Wigeln over the lake Oresund, from Beckaas in Norway;
5. View of the mountain Ruten from the north-east end of the lake Malmagen ;
6. View of the range of mountains between Herjeadalen and Norway, taken from Mount Funnesdal ;
7. View of the forges and smelting-houses at Ljusnedal, in Herjeadalen ;
8. View from Wermasvuori towards the lakes Jockijavoi and Umolanselka.
9. View of Stockholm.
The latter sheets are superior in neatness and accuracy to the first; but the journalists of Weimar exclaim as usual against the neglect of astronomical observations. We must remind them that the study of geography is very widely diffused; while not one in a thousand pays any attention to the astronomical part, after having learned the elements of geography. In reading books of history or travels, &c. maps are consulted with a view to the relative situations of places, and a general conventional accuracy is all that is expected. Few readers are so ignorant as not to know that a map or plain surface cannot represent any part of a sphere with complete mathematical precision; nor must it be forgotten that astronomical observations depend on the skill of the observers, and that many are sound to be erroneous.
We agree however with the foreign journalists concerning
the advantage of computing the longitude from a fixed and general meridian; and it is to be wished that the French and English would abandon the computation from Paris and Greenwich, and return to that from Ferro, or some other more western spot, than which there could not be a more essential improvement in geography.
Of Von Gorog's maps of the Provinces of Hungary, twentytwo sheets were completed some time ago. They are divided according to counties, the meridian being taken from Ofen or Buda, and form the most complete Atlas of Hungary which has yet appeared.
M. Gussefeld has published a new map of the Hartz and circumjacent countries, for the use of travelers who visit that interesting part of Germany—the size of the map being about twenty-one inches by fifteen. The mountains of the Hartz are represented in three profiles; and the whole is well calculated to assist the researches of the traveler, and to exhibit the topography of that singular region.
*** In our next we hope to give ample accounts of two capital performances; Mr. Arrowsmith's New Map of North America; and Mr. Faden's County of Kent, from the plates of the Grand Trigonometrical Survey of England.
AUTHORS' NAMES & TITLES OF BOOKS.
BERCROMBY (sir Ralph), Lines Arts (fine), Dissertation on progress of,
353 Atlas (new English), Cary's,
- ., Smith's, 584
231 BALTIC straits, Chart of, 585
239 Bankers (Impolicy of returning) to par-
423 specting treatment of Venereal disease
361 Belsham's elements of the philosophy of
history of Great-Britain, 23
229 Berdmore's specimens of literary resem-
350 Black's conjunction of Jupiter and Ve-
502 Bliss's experiments on medicinal waters
of Hampstead and Kilburn, 350
239 Boileau's satire on man, Translation of
118 Bowels (affection of the) frequent and
579 - 's supplement to Reflexions on
Bread, a poem,
80 Corn-Proposals for keeping its price at
23 what it ought to bear,
589 Corry's Detector of quackery, 120
ter, &c. of rev. John Cowper, 238
454 Crabb's Order and method of instructing
352 Croft's sermon on the peace, 107
- on thanksgiving for fa-
68 Crosbie (Sir E. W.), Narrative of the
232 DALLAS's translation of Ordinaire's
Defence of public education, 217
Earl of Carlisle's tragedies,
translation of Carnot on the infinitesi on,
359 Dundas (Mr.)'s letter to chairman, &c.
56 Eden (Sir F. M.)'s letters on the peace,
- - - Early lessons, 351
Three stories for
586 - Hints for plan of national, 226