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Societe de Geographie:

QUESTIONS PROPOSEES AUX VOYAGEURS ET A TOUTES LES PERSONNES QUI S'INTERESSENT AUX PROGRES DE LA GEOGRAPHIE. PREMIERE SERIE.

Paris: 1824 44pp, bound in modern plain wrappers. Very Good plus. The Society of Geography published this book for travellers. Pages 37-39 are devoted to North America, with discussion of non-European ethnicities that colonized areas of America. There is some discussion of the relationship between the United States and Texas, noting that, despite Texas's geographical strengths of climate and fertility, it is still underutilized; that Texas is inhabited by an "infinity of Indian nations," and that the white population has declined from 7,000 in 1812 to 4,000 today. Another section discusses the efforts of English emigrants to form an evidently utopian Greek colony in Florida in 1767, their travails at the hands of neighboring occupants, and the eventual demise of the colony in 1769.


Book Id: 16651

Price: $275.00

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