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Ogilby, John, 1600–1676

Africa : being accurate description of the regions of AEgypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billendulgerid, the land of Negroes, Guinee, AEthiopia, and the Abyssines : with all the adjacent islands, either in the Mediterranean, Atlantick, Southern, or Oriental Sea, belonging thereunto : with the several denominations of their coasts, harbors, creeks, rivers, lakes, cities, towns, castles, and villages : their customs, modes, and manners, languages, religions, and inexhaustible treasure, with their governments and policy, variety of trade and barter, and also of their wonderful plants, beasts, birds, and serpents / collected and translated from most authentick authors, and augmented with later observations ; illustrated with notes, and adorn'd with peculiar maps, and proper sculptures, by John Ogilby Esq. master of His Majesties revels in the Kingdom of Ireland.

Additional Title(s):

Half-title: English atlas, tome the first

London : Printed by Tho. Johnson for the author, and are to be had at his house in White Fryers, MDC LXX [1670]
Physical Description:
[18], 38, [2], 39-146, [2], 147-281, [3], 283-304, [2], 305-314, [2], 315-488, [2], 489-632, [2], 633-658, [2], 659-767, [1] pages, [98] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps, plans ; 41 cm (folio)
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Folio A 2023 12
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
BEIN 1986 Folio 29: Imperfect: 2 maps (Tunis and Lovando St. Paulo) wanting.
BEIN 1986 Folio 29: In this Beinecke copy, the 1st prelimin. leaf bears text "English atlas, tome the first" and the "Catalog" is on the 8th prelim. leaf.
Signatures: [a]² b² chi1 c⁴ B-3T⁶.
The illustrations include maps, plans, portraits of local people, dress, flora and fauna of the region, pictorial initials, and head-pieces.
English short title catalogue, R22824
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.), O163
Library Company of Philadelphia. Afro-Americana, 1553-1906, 7276
"A catalogue of the names of the general authors, both ancient and modern, besides later voyagers, consulted to the carrying on of this first volumn [sic], who led us by the hand through those vast, and till of late untracted regions of Africa"--Following the preface.
BAC Folio A 2023 12: Autograph: W. Radcliffe. Bound in contemporary calf.
Subject Terms:
Africa -- Description and travel.
Africa -- Geography.
Boynton, Griffith -- Autograph and ms notes (BEIN 1986 Folio 29)
Hodgdon, Ernest F. -- Stamp (BEIN 1986 Folio 29)
Islands of the Atlantic -- Description and travel.
Islands of the Indian Ocean -- Description and travel.
Radcliffe, W. -- Autograph.
Slavery -- Africa.
Travel writing.
Johnson, Thomas, active 1642-1677, printer.
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