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EDWARD WELLS, D. D.
RECTOR OF COTESBACH IN LEICESTERSHIRE.
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS.
IN this edition it has been deemed sufficient to retain so much only of the Prefaces that were prefixed, in the original editions, to the different volumes, as tends to elucidate the subject, or to explain the grounds upon which Dr. WELLS proceeded. The Dedications, as well as the Cuts, or Draughts, which were taken chiefly from Le Bruyn's Travels, a work not very difficult to be procured, are omitted ; and the Alphabetical Tables to the different volumes are comprised in one general Index. The superior merit of D'Anville's Ancient Maps is now so generally acknowledged, that little apology seems necessary for new modelling by them the general plan of the maps given in the former editions of Dr. Wells; where the situation assigned to any particular place or country in one map rarely coincides with the situation assigned to it in another ; not to mention that in many instances it is assigned erroneously in both. In all cases, however, in which it appears from the work itself, that Dr. Wells has deliberately adopted an opinion, from which D’Anville differs, the preference has uniformly been given to the former ; an