"rudiments of geography, on a new plan. Designed to assist the memory by comparison and classification; with numerous engravings of manners, customs, and curiosities. Accompanied by an atlas, exhibiting the prevailing religions, forms of government, degrees of civilisation, and the comparative list size of towns, rivers, and mountains".
published in 1838, as a fourth edition, this little school manual is full of descriptions that are very much a reflection of how the British saw the world at the time. (thankfully, that has changed)