A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies, Том 1

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W. Strahan, 1783 - Всего страниц: 2
Although the title implies a limitation in scope to European colonies in the East and West Indies, the volumes include European colonies and colonization in America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania.
 

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