London: Samuel Mearne John Martyn and Henry Herringman, 1674. First issued in quarto in 1614. 8vo, pp xxxii, 252, iv . Bound in later scuffed smooth calf with modest blind stamping A very good copy Wing B4378; Sabin 7732. Item #17852
This is a world-wide survey and contains chapters on America, Antartica, whales, elephants, as well as a wide-ranging discussion of classical and contemporary languages. Includes a chapter on the dispersal of Jews in several parts of the world, etc. Antiquarian and mathematician, Brerewood (1565-1613) was born in Chester. He was a graduate of Oxford and was chosen as the first professor of astronomy at Gresham College, London.