Apr 14, 2015 - Sale 2380

Sale 2380 - Lot 172

Price Realized: $ 3,250
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
[MONTANUS, ARNOLDUS.] Die unbekante Neue Welt, oder Beschreibung des Welt-teils Amerika. 16 maps, 38 plates plus engraved half-title, numerous text illustrations. [6], 658, [22] pages. Folio, contemporary vellum, moderate wear; front free endpaper detached and worn, large folding map of the Americas worn at folds with some loss, minor dampstaining on fore-edge, intermittent wear and finger-soiling; title page in red and black; bookplates and library withdrawal stamp on front endpapers, perforated library stamp on title page, inked library stamps on verso of plates, bookseller's tag on rear pastedown. Amsterdam: Van Meurs, 1673

Additional Details

first german edition of what is also known as Ogilby's America, here translated by Olfert Dapper. Includes views and descriptions of Virginia, New Amsterdam, the Carolinas, the Caribbean, California, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, and more. Scarcer than the original 1671 Dutch edition. Baginsky, German Americana 194; Borba de Moraes, page I:245; European Americana 673/111; Palau 177494; Sabin 50087.