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Page 96 - Fellows of the Society who have taken photographs during their travels, would forward copies of them to the Map Curator, by whom they will be acknowledged. Should the donor have purchased the photographs, it will be useful for reference if the name of the photographer and his address are given. •, j ^ $ 0 /' .. L' p
Page 540 - Canada, from the latitude of 54 40' north to the point where the said boundary line encounters the 141st degree of longitude westward from the meridian of Greenwich, by commissions to be appointed severally by the high contracting parties, with a view to the ascertainment of the facts and data necessary to the permanent delimitation of said boundary line in accordance with the spirit and intent of the existing treaties in regard to it between Great Britain and .Russia and between the United States...
Page 226 - But all historical geology assures us that the continental plateau and the oceanic hollows have never changed places, although from time to time portions of the latter have been ridged up and added to the margins of the former, while ever and anon marginal portions of the plateau have sunk down to very considerable depths.
Page 162 - How all these rivers cross and encounter, how the country lieth and is bordered, the passage of Cemenes, and of Berreo, mine own discovery, and the way that I entered, with all the rest of the nations and rivers, Your Lordship shall receive in a large chart, or map, which I have not yet finished, and which I shall most humbly pray Your Lordship to secret, and not to suffer it to pass your own hands; for by a draught thereof all may be prevented by other nations...
Page 12 - Greenland, and as we have seen, the floeice is constantly travelling with this current in a fixed route between these seas. Since such is the case, the most natural way of crossing the unknown region must be to take a ticket with this ice and enter the current on the side where it runs northward — that is, somewhere near the New Siberian Islands — and let it carry one straight across those latitudes which it has prevented so many from reaching.
Page 526 - Cape to its intersection with the Antarctic Circle ; that its eastern limit be the west coast of the Birman empire and a part of the Malayan Peninsula, the west coast of...
Page 305 - The crushing stones, like a painter's slab and muller, had also been lying in a hut near, but at the time of my visit these were removed, and the calcined quartz also ; but the other heap had been fired, and now lay mingled with the charcoal ready for crushing.
Page 310 - Hundreds of thousands of acres that now lie fallow must then have been under cultivation, as is proved by the traces of rice and maize fields which can still be discerned in almost every valley, whilst the sites of ancient villages, long ago crumbled to decay, and now only marked by a few deep pits, from which the natives obtained the clay used by them in plastering their huts, are very numerous all over the open downs, where no stones were procurable with which to build walls round the towns. On...