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OGILBY, John (translator and publisher, 1600-1676) - [Arnoldus MONTANUS (1625?-1683)]
America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the New World ... Collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations and adorn'd with maps and sculptures, by John Ogilby
London: Printed by the Author, 1671. Folio. (16 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches). Title printed in red and black. Engraved frontispiece (a 'before-letters' issue), 37 plates (6 portraits, 31 views and plans [2 of these folding, 29 double-page]), 19 maps (2 folding, 17 double-page), 66 engraved illustrations. Contemporary calf, covers tooled in blind with a central panel enclosing a lozenge with foliate cornerpieces, expertly rebacked preserving original red morocco lettering piece and 'FFF' ownership stamp at foot Provenance: Francis Ferrand Foljambe (1749-1814, binding) First issue of Ogilby's first edition of this important work. The work is an English translation of Arnold Montanus De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld , but with a number of additions concerning New England, New France, Maryland and Virginia. The work is divided into three books or sections and an appendix: the first gives an overall survey of the most important voyages and expeditions to the Americas, the second book offers a description of Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Bermuda and North America, the third deals with South America and the appendix includes a miscellany of information including notes on the "Unknown South-Land," the Arctic region and the search for the North-West passage. There is some bibliographic confusion over the various issues of the first edition. This copy complete with the "Arx Carolina" view and the "Virginia pars Australis & Florida" map, and the engraving on p. 200. Arents 315A; cf. Baer (Md) 70A-C; cf. Borba de Moraes II, 626; Church 613; cf. European Americana 671/204-207; cf. JCB III, 227-2 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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