Urania

Urania

Or, A Compleat View of the Heavens; Containing the Antient and Modern Astronomy, in Form of A Dictionary: Illustrated With A Great Number of Figures, Comprising All the Constellations, With the Stars Laid Down According to Their Exact Situations and Magnitudes, From Repeated and Accurate Observations. In Which, Beside Explanations of All the Terms Used in That Science, by the Early as Well as Late Authors, and in the Arabian, as Well as the Egyptian and Grecian Astronomy, the Science Is Traced From Its Origin to the Present Period, And, the Improvements Made, From Time to Time, Are Laid Down in A Plain and Familiar Manner. The Sun, Stars, Planets, and Comets Are Described; and Their Theory Explained According to the Received Opinions of the Present Time; the Several Systems of the Universe Are Delivered; and the Constellations Are Described at Large, With the Number, Magnitude, and Situation of the Stars That Compose Them; Their Origin Explained According to the Egyptian Hieroglyphics, and the Grecian Fable; and A Very Particular Enquiry Is Made Into the History of Those Mentioned in the Sacred Writings, and in the Old Poets and Historians. A Work Intended for General Use, Intelligible to All Capacities, and Calculated for Entertainment as Well as Instruction. By John Hill, M.D. Member of the Royal Academy of Sciences, Bourdeaux, &c

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Publisher: London : printed for T. Gardner, at Cowley's Head, in the Strand; and sold by all the booksellers in Great Britain and Ireland, M.DCC.LIV. [1754]
Characteristics: [620]p.,plates ; 4⁰

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