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PREFACE.

The present volume of the Compendium of Geography and Travel will, it is hoped, be found a not unworthy companion to the volumes that have preceded it.

In common with the series, it is primarily based upon Mr. Keane's translation of Von Hellwald's Die Erde und ihre Völker; but the considerable alterations and additions which have been deemed desirable make it, to all intents and purposes, a new and original work.

The complete volume was originally undertaken by Professor Hayden, then Chief of the United States Geological Survey; but on the receipt of his MS. it was considered, both by him and myself, better that the British American portion should be edited by some gentleman resident in the Canadian Dominion, and whose knowledge and predilection for the Dominion were quite equal to Professor Hayden's for the United States.

Professor Selwyn, F.R.S., the head of the Geological Survey of Canada, kindly acceded to my request that he would undertake that portion of the volume; and I have endeavoured to supply such maps and other illus

trations as would form suitable companions to their joint labours.

I have not thought it requisite to reprint Mr. Keane's valuable Ethnological Appendix, which will be found in the volume on South America.

E. S.

April 6, 1883,

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