A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels - Volume 18 eBook

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463.  Voyage dans la ci-devant Belgique, et sur la Rive Gauche du Rhin.  Par Briton, et Brun pere et fils.  Paris, 1802. 2 vols. 8vo.—­Commerce, manufactures, arts, manners, and mineralogy, enter into these volumes.  Sometimes, however, rather in a desultory and superficial style.

464.  Voyage dans les Departements nouvellement reunis, et dans le Departements du Bas Rhin, du Nord, du Pas de Calais, et de la Somme. 1802.  Par A.G.  Camus.  Paris, 2 vols. 8vo.—­Camus was sent by the French government to examine the archives and titles of the new departments:  the Institute at the same time deputed him to examine into the state of science, literature, and manufactures:  on the latter topics, and on the state of the hospitals, the work is full of details.  The information he collected respecting the archives, he does not give.

465.  Briefe eines Sudlanders, von Fischer.  Leipsic, 1805. 8vo.—­Besides descriptions of the principal cities in France, this work contains an account of the fisheries of the Mediterranean; the arsenal of Toulon; the department of Vaucluse; the Provencal language, &c.  The same author has published Travels in the Pyrennees, drawn up from the works of most scientific travellers among these mountains.

466.  Reise durch eine theil des Westlichen Franckreichs.  Leipsic, 1803. 8vo.—­This is also by the same author, and contains an excellent statistical description of Britanny, a full account of Brest and its maritime establishments, and of the famous lead mines of Poulavoine, and of Huelgeat.  The first part of this word, huel, is exactly the prefix to the names of many of the mines in Cornwall.

467.  Reise door Frankryk.  Door Van der Willigen.  Haarlem, 8vo.

468.  Reisen durch die Sudlichen, Westlichen und Nordlichen, Provinzen.  Von Frankreich. 1807-9. und 1815.  Frank. 2 vols. 8vo. 1816.—­French literature, the Spanish revolution in 1808, and the Basque language, are chiefly treated of.

469.  Remarques faites dans un Voyage de Paris jusqu’a Munich.  Par Depping.  Paris, 1814. 8vo.—­A most judicious and instructive book, noticing all that is really interesting in this route, and nothing else, and thus conveying much information in a small compass.


This portion of Europe presents to the traveller fewer varieties for his research and observation than any other part of Europe:  in almost every other part the mineralogist and geologist find rich materials for the increase of their knowledge or the formation of their theories; and the admirer of the beautiful, the picturesque, or the sublime, is gratified.  The Netherlands are barren to both these travellers; yet in some respects it is a highly interesting country:  and the interest it excites, chiefly arises from circumstances peculiar to it.  The northern division discovers a district won from the sea by most laborious, persevering,
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