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THE

AMERICANA

A Universal Reference Library

COMPRISING THE ARTS AND SCIENCES,
LITERATURE, HISTORY, BIOGRAPHY,
GEOGRAPHY, COMMERCE, ETC.,

OF THE WORLD

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
FREDERICK CONVERSE BEACH

EDITOR SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN

MANAGING EDITOR
GEORGE EDWIN RINES

ASSISTED BY MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND OF THE MOST EMINENT

SCHOLARS AND AUTHORITIES IN AMERICA AND EUROPE

issued under the Editorial Supervision of

The Scientific American

IN TWENTY VOLUMES

ILLUSTRATED

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN COMPILING DEP'T

225 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK

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