INSULAE AMERICANAE IN OCEANO SEPTENTRIONALI, CUM TERRIS ADIACENTIBUS.

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John Ogilby

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Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris adiacentibus.

Copper plate engraving, 1671
Image size 11 1/8 x 14 1/4" (284 x 362 mm).
Good condition. Black & white.
LOCATION: Washington D.C.

Inventory Number: 80510
Price: $1,400.00
Publisher : Published by Ogilby, White Fryers, London.
This map appeared in John Ogilby’s seminal atlas "America: Being the Latest, and Most Accurate Description of the New World." An attractive map of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean islands that is based on Blaeu's 1635 chart. It follows the coastline from Chesapeake Bay to northern South America. Florida is curiously shaped and stretches westward to the Mississippi River. The mouth of the Mississippi is shown as a large bay, opening onto three separate rivers. Honduras occupies most of Central America with Nicaragua located on the southwest coast. Ogilby’s work is an English translation of Arnoldus Montanus’ "Die Nieuwe en onbekende Weereld. . . ," which was produced in Amsterdam earlier the same year. Considered the first encyclopedias of the Americas, both texts are richly illustrated with maps, views, and portraits. With little exception, Ogilby’s work is a direct copy of Montanus’ atlas. Ogilby did expand his atlas by adding fresh material on the English colonies. Illustrated with over 122 magnificent engravings, Ogilby’s America was the most accurate compendium available of the New World. Maps

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