Context of The Present state of the British empire in Europe, America, Africa and Asia : containing a concise account of our possessions in every part of the globe : their religion, policy, customs, government, trade, commerce, and manufactures, with the natural and artificial curiosities, of the respective parts of our dominions; the origin and present state of the inhabitants; their sciences and arts; together with their strength by sea and land : the whole exhibiting a more clear, though more summary, view of the power of the British Empire than has hitherto appeared