New York, Park Avenue
8 November 1996
Property from the Collection of
The Late ROBERT H. POWER
MONTANUS, ARNOLDUS. De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America en 't Zuid-Land. Amsterdam: Jacob Meurs 1671. Folio, 317 x 196 mm. (12½ x 7 11/16 in.), eighteenth-century Dutch mottled calf, spine gilt, spine worn and chipped, small piece of leather lost from lower cover next to top spine compartment, tiny repair to Nova Virginia plate, small tear in Ttt2. FIRST EDITION, engraved allegorical title, letterpress title in black and red with vignette, folding engraved general map of America, 47 double-page engraved plates (2 folding) including 15 maps (the remaining 32 mostly comprising town views), 7 portraits and 69 text engravings. Borba de Moraes, p. 586; Church 613; Phelps Stokes I, 142-143 and VI, 262; Sabin 50086.
"This is a classic book on America and is much sought after by collectors of Americana as it contains, on p. 124, one of the first views of New York (Novum Amsterodamum)" -- Borba de Moraes. The text engraving on p. 213 shows the crowning of Sir Francis Drake by the Californian native Americans.
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