Provenance: Sir Edward Henrey, contemporary inscription on front pastedown, stating that the book was given to him by E. Lindsey. " /> OGILBY, JOHN, <I>translator</I>. [MONTANUS, ARNOLDUS]. America: being the latest, and most Accurate Description of the New World... Collected from most Authentick Authors, Augmented with later Observations, and Adorn'd with maps and Sculptures, by John Ogilby. London: Printed by the Author, 1671. <I>Folio, 415 x 270 mm. (16 3/8 x 10 5/8 in.), contemporary mottled calf, covers with outer double gilt fillet border, inner floral roll-tooled gilt panel, fleurons at corners, central panel in darker calf, rebacked, original morocco lettering-piece preserved, corners and board edges abraded with loss to leather, upper inner hinge weak, small dampstain to title, folding Americas map shaved at upper border and with expertly repaired short fold break and perforation at fold juncture, repaired marginal tear to New Belgium map, marginal fold break to Nova Mexico folding plate, Jamaica map creased and slightly torn at folds, Potosi plate torn along centerfold, occasional small marginal chips or tears, minor creasing to a few maps and plates, some browning, first few leaves with fore-edges slightly stained from marbling of edges</I>. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, additional engraved allegorical title, letterpress title in red and black, 55 engraved plates comprising 6 half-sheet portraits, 30 double-page engraved views and plans, and 19 engraved maps, of which 16 double-page and 3 folding, 66 engravings in the text, 1 engraved opening initial and head-piece, 1 woodcut factotum initial, woodcut head- and tail-pieces. All but one map, the frontispiece, portraits, and 3 plates partially colored, the portraits and a few maps highlighted in gold, the opening initial painted in gold. Borba de Moraes, p. 626; JCB (3) III, 227-8; Palau 177493; Sabin 50089; Wing O-165. Ogilby intended his unacknowledged translation of Montanus's <I>De nieuwe en Onbekeende Weereld</I>, published in Amsterdam the same year, as the second volume in his "English Atlas" series. Ogilby's few additions included supplementary information on New England, New France, Maryland and Virginia, compiled mainly from English sources. Most of the plates were reprinted from the original Dutch plates. This copy is from the second issue, with a new map, "A New Description of Carolina", replacing the Arx Carolina map, and without the Virginia map, both maps listed in the "Directions for placing the Whole-Sheet Prints," which omits the Barbados map (cf. JCB, p. 228). <I>Provenance</I>: Sir Edward Henrey, contemporary inscription on front pastedown, stating that the book was given to him by E. Lindsey. | Christie's