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One of the most important books on the history of America (cited by Borba de Moraes, Howes, Sabin and Wing), the 1671 first edition of ''America: Being the Latest and Most Accurate Description of the New World''. Privately printed in London by the author, Arnoldus Montanus, and edited by John Ogilby. In ''America'' Montanus goes into great detail of the new continents, with dozens of engravings of Native Americans, species of animals and reptiles, and the landscapes and settlements in the new world, accompanied by text. The book covers speculation regarding the earliest voyages to America, along with later recorded voyages and the settlements of New Netherlands/New York, New England, Hudson's Bay, Labrador, Canada, Nova Scotia, Maryland, Virginia, (including Captain Smith's capture and rescue by Pocahontas), Carolinas, Florida and California, plus accounts of Mexico and nearby islands, even including Australia and New Zealand. 674pp. book contains 75 original engravings (64 copper plates within the text and 9 plates throughout), lacking the maps and 28 engravings, which is typical as this edition is almost never found with all plates intact. All text is complete except for missing pages 445-446. Large format book measures 10'' x 15''. Bound in original full leather boards, with some loss of leather to covers, cracking along spine and front board detached. Interior text is near fine and very readable. An important and fascinating addition to early knowledge of the American continent.
Important 17th Century First Edition of ''America: Being the Latest and Most Accurate Description of the New World'' -- Includes 75 Engravings of American Geography, Animals & Native PeopleImportant 17th Century First Edition of ''America: Being the Latest and Most Accurate Description of the New World'' -- Includes 75 Engravings of American Geography, Animals & Native PeopleImportant 17th Century First Edition of ''America: Being the Latest and Most Accurate Description of the New World'' -- Includes 75 Engravings of American Geography, Animals & Native PeopleImportant 17th Century First Edition of ''America: Being the Latest and Most Accurate Description of the New World'' -- Includes 75 Engravings of American Geography, Animals & Native People
Important 17th Century First Edition of ''America: Being the Latest and Most Accurate Description of the New World'' -- Includes 75 Engravings of American Geography, Animals & Native PeopleImportant 17th Century First Edition of ''America: Being the Latest and Most Accurate Description of the New World'' -- Includes 75 Engravings of American Geography, Animals & Native PeopleImportant 17th Century First Edition of ''America: Being the Latest and Most Accurate Description of the New World'' -- Includes 75 Engravings of American Geography, Animals & Native PeopleImportant 17th Century First Edition of ''America: Being the Latest and Most Accurate Description of the New World'' -- Includes 75 Engravings of American Geography, Animals & Native People
Important 17th Century First Edition of ''America: Being the Latest and Most Accurate Description of the New World'' -- Includes 75 Engravings of American Geography, Animals & Native People
Important 17th Century First Edition of ''America: Being the Latest and Most Accurate Description of the New World'' -- Includes 75 Engravings of American Geography, Animals & Native People
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