Payne J., “Universal Geography, formed into a new and entire system describing Asia, Africa, Europe, America with their Kingdoms, States…”, Dublin, 1792. Tall 4to 27x23, pp. 894. Contemporary full leather seriously rubbed but intact and tight, upper joint split, internally clean, two pages of the preface almost detached, otherwise good condition. By the end of 18th century global geographies started to appear, a proof of geographical development closely attached to the new discoveries and the age of enlightenment. Only the volume one covering Asia, Africa and some recent travels to the Pacific (as Cook’s three travels, Wallis and Philipp voyages etc), but containing a chapter of description of Cyprus and many other Greek islands (Rhodos, Chios, Lesvos, Samos, the Dodenanese etc), as well as the detailed descriptions of Anatolia, Armenia, Georgia, Syria and the whole Levant (more than 50 pages).