America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the New World . Collected from most ... America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the New World . Collected from most ... America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the New World . Collected from most ... America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the New World . Collected from most ...

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

OGILBY, John (translator and publisher, 1600-1676) - [Arnoldus MONTANUS (1625?-1683)]

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Title printed in red and black. Engraved frontispiece, 56 maps, plates and portraits (6 single-page portraits, 31 double-page or folding views and plans, 19 folding maps), 66 engraved in text illustrations. Contemporary reverse calf, tooled in blind, red morocco lettering piece. (Expert repairs at top and bottom of spine). Housed in a red morocco box. A very fine, large copy of Ogilby's first edition of this important work: a rare issue including Moxon's First Lords Proprietors map of Carolina, the first large-format map of the newly established colony of Carolina. The present copy is unusual in that it contains the so-called Lords Proprietors map by Moxon titled A New Discription [sic.] of Carolina By Order of the Lords Proprietors - a map that was commissioned by Ogilby for this work, but which was not included in the earlier issues of the book as it was apparently not available until, at the earliest, 1672 and possibly as late as 1675. The present complete copy is the second issue of the first edition, without the Arx Carolina plate or the Virginia pars Australis & Florida map (as issued), but with the Lord Proprietors map and a map of Barbados, and retaining the first issue list of plates. The first three issues of the first edition are as follows: 1. dated 1671, with both the Arx Carolina plate and the Virginia pars Australis map 2. dated 1671, with the Lord Proprietors map of Carolina map replacing both the Arx Carolina plate and the Virginia pars Australis map, with the addition of a map of Barbados, with the plate list as in the first issue still listing Arx Carolina and Virginia pars Australis but not listing the Lords Proprietors Carolina or Barbados 3. dated 1671, the plates as the second issue, but with a reset, cancel list of plates that no longer includes either Arx Carolina or Virginia pars Australis 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 `Arctick Region' and the search for the North-West passage. The Moxon map is the first large format map of the newly established colony of Carolina, preceded only by the much smaller and relatively simple maps by Robert Horne (1666), John Lederer (1672) and Richard Blome (1672). The Ogilby-Moxon map, published to promote colonization in the region, would come to be known as The First Lords Proprietors Map, with a second Lords Proprietors Map appearing in 1682. The map covers the region of North and South Carolina from the James River in present-day Virginia to St. Augustine in present-day Florida and includes an inset of the site of Charleston on the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Cartographic elements include sea banks or shoals, soundings, some topographical details, degrees of latitude, compass rose, scale, and location of rivers and settlements. Recently established counties in the Carolinas are shown here for the first time. Decorative cartouches include scenes with native Americans wearing furs and feathered headdresses, and holding spears, clubs, and bows. Prior to this map, only the small map by Robert Horne of 1666 had focused on the Colony. Moxon's map was a significant improvement over the Horne map, both in size and the accuracy of its depiction of the Colony. The Albermarle and Pamlico Sounds are corrected, based upon information from an unknown source. The Cape Fear region is drawn from Horne's map. The map also relies heavily on Lederer 1672 for information concerning the interior, and it was chiefly through this popular map that Lederer's mi. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: America: being the latest, and most accurate...
Publisher: Printed by the Author
Publication Date: 1671
Binding: Folio

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OGILBY, John (translator and publisher, 1600-1676) - [Arnoldus MONTANUS (1625?-1683)]
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Book Description Printed by the Author, London, 1671. Folio. Title printed in red and black. Engraved frontispiece, 56 maps, plates and portraits (6 single-page portraits, 31 double-page or folding views and plans, 19 folding maps), 66 engraved in text illustrations. Expert restoration to the map of Carolina and the list of plates. Nineteenth century smooth tan calf, arms of the Marquess of Bath on the upper and lower covers, spine with raised bands in seven compartments, tan morocco label in the second compartment, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt Provenance: Beriah Botfield, Marquess of Bath (gilt arms) A very fine, large copy of Ogilby's first edition of this important work: a rare issue including Moxon's First Lords Proprietors map of Carolina, the first large-format map of the newly established colony of Carolina. 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 `Arctick Region' and the search for the North-West passage. The present copy is unusual in that it contains the so-called Lords Proprietors map by Moxon titled A New Discription [sic.] of Carolina By Order of the Lords Proprietors - a map that was commissioned by Ogilby for this work, but which was not included in the earlier issues of the book as it was apparently not available until 1672. The present complete copy is the second issue of the first edition, without the Arx Carolina plate or the Virginia pars Australis & Florida map, but with the Lord Proprietors map and a map of Barbados, and retaining the first issue list of plates. The first three issues of the first edition are as follows: 1. dated 1671, with both the Arx Carolina plate and the Virginia pars Australis map 2. dated 1671, with the Lord Proprietors map of Carolina map replacing both the Arx Carolina plate and the Virginia pars Australis map, with the addition of a map of Barbados, with the plate list as in the first issue still listing Arx Carolina and Virginia pars Australis but not listing the Lords Proprietors Carolina or Barbados 3. dated 1671, the plates as the second issue, but with a reset, cancel list of plates that no longer includes either Arx Carolina or Virginia pars Australis The Moxon map is the first large format map of the newly established colony of Carolina, preceded only by the much smaller and relatively simple maps by Robert Horne (1666), John Lederer (1672) and Richard Blome (1672). The Ogilby-Moxon map, published to promote colonization in the region, would come to be known as The First Lords Proprietors Map, with a second Lords Proprietors Map appearing in 1682. The map covers the region of North and South Carolina from the James River in present-day Virginia to St. Augustine in present-day Florida and includes an inset of the site of Charleston on the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Cartographic elements include sea banks or shoals, soundings, some topographical details, degrees of latitude, compass rose, scale, and location of rivers and settlements. Recently established counties in the Carolinas are shown here for the first time. Decorative cartouches include scenes with native Americans wearing furs and feathered headdresses, and holding spears, club, and bow. Prior to this map, only the small map by Robert Horne of 1666 had focused on the Colony. Moxon's map was a significant improvement over the Horne map, both in size and the accuracy of its depiction of the Colony. The Albermarle and Pamlico Sounds are corrected, based upon information from and unknown source. The Cape Fear region is drawn from Horne's map. Seller Inventory # 31668

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