The description and use of a new chart of history, exhibiting the most material revolutions that have taken place in the principal empires, kingdoms, and states, from the earliest authentic records to the commencement of the present year

The description and use of a new chart of history, exhibiting the most material revolutions that have taken place in the principal empires, kingdoms, and states, from the earliest authentic records to the commencement of the present year

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^^/!^i^/^/^>^^.^^%?^ry^^knS Zlfe.je/2^^^y6^u^ *-/' X THE DESCRIPTION AND USE OF A NEW CHART OF HISTORY, EXHIBITING THE MOST MATERIAL REVOLUTIONS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE PRINCIPAL EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, AND STATES; PROM THE EARLIEST AUTHENTIC RECORDS, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE PRESENT YEAR. FRANCIS BAILY.By ^^S^r/a/) yonvmiccio EXCHANGE;SOLD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, ROYAL R. HUNTEA, ST. Paul's churchyard; and j.hatchard, Piccadilly. 1817. i I Taylor, Shoe-I.iuie, I.r.nUou.Piiuleil by R. and A. described in the present work, is 40 inchesThe size of the Chart, of the publishers either on rollers, orby 26 and it may be had i single sheet.to fold up as a map, or in a d.s. Price, as a single sheet, isThe 10 O I on canvass ....... 12 () on and rollers , . .13 Q extra charge ismade for colouring.No Those persons who are desirous of having the Chart on can- up, should give directions to have it cutvass, tofold through marks the year A. D. and also throughthe line which 400 ; the from Turkey Europe.line which separates Portugal in It is feared that any smaller division of the Chart would tend to destroy the connected view of the several countries, which is so necessary to be preserved. price of the present Description and Use (he Chart isThe of either Description may be purchased4^. 6d. and the Chart or the separately if required. account of the Epitome Universal History, by theFor an of of this work.same Author, see the advertisement at the end N. B.

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^^/!^i^/^/^>^^.^^%?^ry^^knS
Zlfe.je/2^^^y6^u^*-/'XTHE
DESCRIPTION AND USE
OF
A NEW CHART OF HISTORY,
EXHIBITING
THE MOST MATERIAL REVOLUTIONS
THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE IN THE PRINCIPAL
EMPIRES, KINGDOMS, AND STATES;
PROM THE EARLIEST AUTHENTIC RECORDS,
TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE PRESENT YEAR.
FRANCIS BAILY.By
^^S^r/a/)
yonvmiccio
EXCHANGE;SOLD BY JOHN RICHARDSON, ROYAL R. HUNTEA,
ST. Paul's churchyard; and j.hatchard, Piccadilly.
1817.i
I
Taylor, Shoe-I.iuie, I.r.nUou.Piiuleil by R. and A.described in the present work, is 40 inchesThe size of the Chart,
of the publishers either on rollers, orby 26 and it may be had
i
single sheet.to fold up as a map, or in a
d.s.
Price, as a single sheet, isThe 10 O
I on canvass ....... 12 ()
on and rollers , . .13 Q
extra charge ismade for colouring.No
Those persons who are desirous of having the Chart on can-
up, should give directions to have it cutvass, tofold through
marks the year A. D. and also throughthe line which 400 ; the
from Turkey Europe.line which separates Portugal in
It is feared that any smaller division of the Chart would tend
to destroy the connected view of the several countries, which is so
necessary to be preserved.
price of the present Description and Use (he Chart isThe of
either Description may be purchased4^. 6d. and the Chart or the
separately if required.
account of the Epitome Universal History, by theFor an of
of this work.same Author, see the advertisement at the endN. B. The years before Christ are distinguished, at the com-
lettersmencement of each article, by the B. C. prefixed to the
date ; and which is supposed to continue until the reader meets
uith the letters A.D. which denote the years of the Christian
eera.DESCRIPTION AND USE
OF
THE CHART.
would be useless, at the present day, to enlarge uponIt the
advantages attending the study of history; since its im-
portance and utility are so well known and estimated, that it
everynow forms a necessary and pleasing branch in system
of liberal education. It has, indeed, this powerful recom-
mendation and attraction, that it is not only the best school
of philosophy and instruction in our various concerns with
world, but also a source of the highest amusement andthe
pleasure in our more private and domestic hours.
perhaps mode, by which a general outline ofThere is no
this science can be so well obtained, as by means of a Chart
Hiitory : an ingenious contrivance, for facilitating thisof
which was originallystudy, invented by the French, and in-
troduced into England, fifty ago, by Dr. Priestley,about years
whichThe numerous errors, however, with Dr. Priestley's
Chart abounds, have rendered it totally unfit for the purposes
for which it was intended*. But, in order to preserve and
diffuse the advantages of this plan, I some time ago drew up
and published a new Chart of History; wherein those errors
and defects were avoided, and many improvements introduced.
for, I have embraced tlie op-A new edition being now called
changes produced byportunity of inserting all the material
the world.the late extraordinary revolutions in this part of
of thisThe great utility and convenience of Charts kind
* Chart, at the end thisSec some Remarks on Dr. Priestley's of
work.
Bhave been long acknowledged by those who are in the habit of
using them. They afford the same means of information and
facility of study in History, as Maps do in Geography . The
latter present the very figure and situation of the country to
the eye; and thereby elucidate the description of its rivers,
its mountains, and its general features. The former in like
manner represent in one view all the principal Revolutions,
or successive,whether contemporaneous that have taken place
in the different Empires, Kingdoms, and States of the world;
and thus serve to explain in a clear and simple manner the
most intricate and obscure parts of History, Chronology, and
Historical Geography.
is an unavoidal)le imperfection of such a however,It chart,
it does not make us accjuainted withthat the internal history
the countries represented thereon butof onlv serves to call;
revolutions and principalto mind those events which are
causes,brought about hyforeign such as conquests, alliances,
Sec. And although these may have a material effect on the
state,domestic transactions of a and evidently influence its
history (whereby we are enabled the more easily to recollect
principal chain of events intended to be recorded), vet asthe
many circumstances arising from other sources frequentiv oc-
the history of a country, of equal if not superior im-cur in
to any that can be represented on the Chart, it be-portance
necessary to have recourse to some other means ofcomes
fiupplving such deficiency.
is with this view that I have drawn up anIt Epitome of
History ; or a ChronologicalUniversal Abridgement of the
material events that have takenmost place in the principal
Kingdoms, and States of the world,Empires, from the earliest
records down to tlie presentauthentic tiuie, in two volumes
which I intend as anoctavo; and accompaniment to the Chart
It claims nohere mentioned. other merit than as presenting
of eventsa connected series in the histories of the several
countries which are inserted in the Chart. By this secon-
dary help, however, the reader will be enabled not only to as-