America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the Nevv vvorld; 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 vnknown 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 ...

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America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the Nevv vvorld; 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 vnknown 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 ...
Names
Ogilby, John (1600-1676) (Author)
Montanus, Arnoldus (1625?-1683 ) (Cartographer)
Collection

Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection of English maps, charts, globes, books and atlases

Atlases

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1671
Place: London
Publisher: Printed by the author, and are to be had at his house
Topics
America
West Indies, British -- History
Genres
Maps
Engravings
Notes
Content: Apparently 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. 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.
Content: Variant title-page bound in: America: being an accurate description of the nevv vvorld; containing the original of the inhabitants; the remarkable voyages thither; the conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, their ancient and later vvars. With their several plantations, many, and rich islands; their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers: their habits, customs, manners, and religions; their peculiar 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 ... London: Printed by T. Johnson for the author, and are to be had at his house, 1670.--cf. Sabin 50088.
Content: "Directions for placing the whole-sheet prints," 1 leaf at end, includes legends for plates "Arx Carolina" and "Virginif pars Australis & Florida" but omits that for map of Barbados.
Content: "Second issue."--JCB, 1919, III, 228
Content: Copy 2: A reprint of p. 197-200 (without the engraved illustration on p. 200) laid in.
Content: Copy 2: Bancroft Collection.
Content: Copy 2: Imperfect: 2 maps, pl. and port. wanting.
Content: Copy in Map Div. 97-6451: Lacks variant title page, 4 plates, 3 portraits, 2 maps, and final unnumbered page.
Content: Copy in Map Div. 97-6451: Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection.
Content: Lawrence H. Slaughter Collection ; 3050.
Content: National Endowment for the Humanities Grant for Access to Early Maps of the Middle Atlantic Seaboard.
Content: Title in red and black; added t.-p., engr.
Ownership: No acc. Copy 1-2.
Citation/reference: Sabin 50089
Content: Davidson (1988) 6-15
Physical Description
Extent: 5 p. l., 674, [1] p. illus., 32 pl. (part fold.) 6 port., 19 maps (part fold.) 41.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Cartographic
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 2665480
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b14467885
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 82e68640-c5d4-012f-5fa2-58d385a7bc34
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  • 1676: Creator Died
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The New York Public Library. "America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the Nevv vvorld; 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 vnknown 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 ..." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1671. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/82e68640-c5d4-012f-5fa2-58d385a7bc34

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The New York Public Library. "America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the Nevv vvorld; 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 vnknown 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 ..." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed November 18, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/82e68640-c5d4-012f-5fa2-58d385a7bc34

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The New York Public Library. (1671). America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the Nevv vvorld; 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 vnknown 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 ... Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/82e68640-c5d4-012f-5fa2-58d385a7bc34

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America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the Nevv vvorld; 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 vnknown 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 ...