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Ogilby, John, 1600-1676.

America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the New world; containing the original of the inhabitants, and the remarkable voyages thither. The conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, and other large provinces and territories, with the several European plantations in those parts. Also their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers. Their habits, customs, manners, and religions. Their plants, beasts, birds, and serpents. With an appendix, containing, besides several other considerable additions, a brief survey of what hath been discover'd of the unkown south-land and the Arctick region. 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.
Physical Description:
5 p.l., 674, [1] p. illus., 32 pl. (partly fold.) 6 port., 19 maps (partly fold.) 43 cm.
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Title in red and black; added t.-p., engr.
Large paper copy.
Signatures: [*]¹ A-K⁴ L-X⁶ Y⁴ Z⁶ Aaa-Ooo⁶ Ppp⁴.
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700, 0165.
Apparently based in part on Arnoldus Montanus's "De Nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of beschryving van America en't zuid-land," which was granted copyright privileges in July, 1670, and published in Amsterdam in 1671. Sabin, who records an edition of Ogilby as bearing date of 1670, says: "This English translation is, like Dapper's 'an impudent plagiarism' from Montanus, plates included." In the text many changes and additions were made by Ogilby, and his maps of Maryland, Jamaica and Barbados are not found in Montanus. the general map of America in Ogilby also differs materially from that in the Dutch work.
In this issue, engraving is at head of p. 200 and legend for the map of Barbados, p. 377, has been omitted from the list of prints.
Subject Terms:
Montanus, Arnoldus, 1625?-1683.

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