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Montanus, Arnoldus:

De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America en`t Zuid-Land.


Amsterdam, Jacob Meurs. 1671. Folio. (6) + 585 + (27) pp. Engraved allegorical title. Title printed in red and black with engraved vignette. Folding engraved map of America. 47 double-page engraved plates (2 folding, including 15 maps and 32 mostly comprising town views). 7 engraved portraits and 69 engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary Dutch vellum. Splitting to joints and foot of spine. Some occasional minor marginal staining. Allegorical title with short repaired tear. Map with short tears along fold, otherwise a fine copy. In modern quarter morocco slipcase. First edition. A classic book on America. With one of the first views of New York, Novum Amsterodamum, Borba de Moraes. “An English version, by John Ogilby, appeared the same year, but without Montanus`name on the title-page”, Church 613, “Sought for chiefly for its plates, especially for the engraved view of New Amsterdam. .. The plates in the text are the same as those inthe following translations but are earlier and therefore better impressions” ,Sabin 50086. . .

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