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Creator:
Ogilby, John, 1600–1676
Title(s):

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 unknown 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 Esq., His Majesty's cosmographer, geographick printer, and master of the revels in the kingdom of Ireland.

Published/Created:
London : Printed by the author, and are to be had at his house in White Fryers, MDCLXXI [1671]
Physical Description:
[8], 674, [2] pages, [107] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., ports., maps ; 43 cm (folio)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2023 17
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Signatures: A-K⁴ L-X⁶ Y⁴ Z-3O⁶ 3P⁴.
Title in red and black; added title page engraved.
Includes 1 plate (Arx Carolina) and 1 map (Virginiae pars australis & Florida) not mentioned in list of prints following p. 674.
Based in part on Arnoldus Montanus's De nieuwe en onbekende weereld: of beschryving van American en 't zuid-land, which was granted copyright privileges in July 1670, and published in Amsterdam in 1671. Cf. Sabin.
The last leaf bears directions for placing the plates.
A reissue, with cancel title page and added appendix, of the 1670 edition (Wing O164). Cf. Wing.
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 (2nd ed.) O165
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 50089
English short title catalogue, R16958
BAC Folio A 2023 17: Bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red leather, with the arms of King Charles II. Bookplate: Dr. John Jeffries.
Subject Terms:
America -- History -- To 1810.
Charles II, King of England, 1630-1685 -- Binding.
Jeffries, John, 1745-1819 -- Bookplate.
Voyages and travels.
Form/Genre:
Maps.
Armorial bindings.
Contributors:
Montanus, Arnoldus, 1625?-1683. Nieuwe en onbekende weereld.
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