A General History of all Voyages and Travels
by Du Perier
Publisher: Curll 1708
Number of pages: 389
A general history of all voyages and travels throughout the old and new world, from the first ages to this present time, illustrating both the ancient and modern geography, containing an accurate description of each country, its natural history and product; the religion, customs, manners, trade, [etc.] of the inhabitants, and whatsoever is curious and remarkable in any kind.
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