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Author: MONTANUS ARNOLDUS (CA. 1625 - 1683) Title: De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld of Beschryving van America en 't Zuid-Land. (incomplete copy) .
Description: 41. Amsterdam, Jacob Meurs, 1671, thick in-folio, 31,5 x 19,5 cm, engraved title+ title with engraved vignette + full page portrait of Ioan Maurits Nassau + (4) + large folding map of the Americas + 585 pp + (27)(index, list of plates), with 70 half-page in-text engravings, incomplete with only six of the seven portraits, and 13 of the 47 double-page views or maps missing. The large folding map of the Americas is also missing. Bound in contemporary full vellum with blindtooling on both covers, raised back. A fine copy of this rare and important book in its original Dutch vellum binding but unfortunately lacking a total of 15 plates (out of 55). A list of the of the lacking plates can be had upon e-mail request. First edition of this finely illustrated book covering all of the Americas. It was the best illustrated work of the American continent at the time of publication and it was almost immediately translated in English (by John Ogilby) and German. The plates in the text are the same as those in the translations, but are by definition earlier and therefore better printings. It contains e.g. a map of the New-York area where Brooklyn is still called Breukelen, a map of Virginia, Carolina. The folding map at the beginning still depicts California as an island. The book contains also an important section on Brazil. Church 613, Sabin 50086, Streeter HBS 52892. Incomplete copy. Lacking; large folding map of the Americas, Novi Belgii quod Novi Yorck, Nova Virginia , Virginia Partis Australis & Florida , Insulae Almericanae in Oceano Septentrionali , Nova Mexico , portrait of Muteczuma , Yucatan & Guatemala , Terra Firma , Peru , Brasil , Venezuela , Paraquaria , Chili , Magellanica. .
Price: EUR 3500.00 = appr. US$ 3803.96 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 37963