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Africa; Being, An Accurate Description of the Regions of Egypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the Land of Negroes, Guinee, Aethiopia, and the Abysinnes, with All the Adjacent Islands, either in the Mediterranean, Atlantick, Southern, or Oriental...

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Africa; Being, An Accurate Description of the Regions of Egypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the Land of Negroes, Guinee, Aethiopia, and the Abysinnes, with All the Adjacent Islands, either in the Mediterranean, Atlantick, Southern, or Oriental...

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Title: Africa; Being, An Accurate Description of the Regions of Egypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the Land of Negroes, Guinee, Aethiopia, and the Abysinnes, with All the Adjacent Islands, either in the Mediterranean, Atlantick, Southern, or Oriental Sea, belonging thereunto With the several denominations of their coasts, harbors, creeks, rivers, lakes, cities, towns, castles, and villages. Their customs, modes, and manners, languages, religions, and inexhaustible treasure... Author: Ogilby, John [& Olfert Dapper] Place: London Publisher: Tho. Johnson for the Author Date: 1670 Description: [24], 38, [2], 39-146, [2], 148-281, [3], 283-304, [2], 305-314, [2], 315-488, [2], 489-632, [2], 633-658, [2], 659-767, [1] pp. With the scarce half-title describing this as the first volume of the English Atlas. 53 engraved plates and maps including 31 double-page engraved views, 9 single page plates, 13 double-page maps; 46 additional text engravings. Complete as recorded by Suchard. The illustrations are printed from the original plates belonging to Jacob van Meurs One plate is signed by R. Zeeman. Ogilby inserted five additional illustrations: Tangiers by Robert White; Kempthorn's Engagement by Wenceslaus Hollar; and three pyramid illustrations from John Graeves' Pyramidographia. Hollar also made a porttrait of the Emperor of Morocco (Pennington/Parthey 1472), 2 head-pieces (644/1476) and one initial (2713). (Folio) 40.8x27 cm (16x10½") modern full calf in period style, spine gilt, red leather spine label lettered in gilt. First Edition. Ogilby, John (1600 - 1676), publisher and geographer. "After the great fire of 1666 (in which he lost much of his own stock) he was appointed one of the city's assistant surveyors, a position that brought him into contact with Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren He published his Embassy to China in 1669, and it was at this time that he conceived of a series of atlases to cover the whole world, to be funded through lotteries, subscription plans, and advertisements. The first, Africa, appeared in 1670. Others followed soon after: Atlas Japannensis (1670), America (1671), Atlas Chinensis (1671), and Asia (1673). These were not the fruits of Ogilby's own work but rather well-produced compilations of extant translations and others' accounts, a common practice at that time. His and others' work in this sense thus both reflected and directed growing public interest in distant places and foreign peoples." [ODNB] This book is mainly a translation from Dr. Olfert Dapper's Naukeurige Beshrijvinge der Afrikaenesche gewesten van Egypt, Lybien, etc. Olfert Dapper (c. 1635 - 29 December 1689) was a Dutch physician and writer. He wrote books about history and geography, although he never traveled outside of Holland. Until today, his book Description of Africa (1668) is a key text for Africanists. Wing O163 [& D241]; ESTC r22824; Schuchard, Ogilby, 20; Alden/Landis 670/48; Tooley, Africa, 87; Hazlitt II,432; Wolf, Negro History, 4; Playfair, Algeria, 151; Hilmy I.155; Lowndes 1719; Cox III,361. Lot Amendments Condition: Old owner's armorial stamp on title page, minor marginal dampstaining, a few leaves with browning, clean tear repair in margin of H1, small holes through image facing page 352, & 3B4r, and some archival repairs; a very good copy in a fine modern binding. Item number: 240655

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Title: Africa; Being, An Accurate Description of the Regions of Egypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the Land of Negroes, Guinee, Aethiopia, and the Abysinnes, with All the Adjacent Islands, either in the Mediterranean, Atlantick, Southern, or Oriental Sea, belonging thereunto With the several denominations of their coasts, harbors, creeks, rivers, lakes, cities, towns, castles, and villages. Their customs, modes, and manners, languages, religions, and inexhaustible treasure... Author: Ogilby, John [& Olfert Dapper] Place: London Publisher: Tho. Johnson for the Author Date: 1670 Description: [24], 38, [2], 39-146, [2], 148-281, [3], 283-304, [2], 305-314, [2], 315-488, [2], 489-632, [2], 633-658, [2], 659-767, [1] pp. With the scarce half-title describing this as the first volume of the English Atlas. 53 engraved plates and maps including 31 double-page engraved views, 9 single page plates, 13 double-page maps; 46 additional text engravings. Complete as recorded by Suchard. The illustrations are printed from the original plates belonging to Jacob van Meurs One plate is signed by R. Zeeman. Ogilby inserted five additional illustrations: Tangiers by Robert White; Kempthorn's Engagement by Wenceslaus Hollar; and three pyramid illustrations from John Graeves' Pyramidographia. Hollar also made a porttrait of the Emperor of Morocco (Pennington/Parthey 1472), 2 head-pieces (644/1476) and one initial (2713). (Folio) 40.8x27 cm (16x10½") modern full calf in period style, spine gilt, red leather spine label lettered in gilt. First Edition. Ogilby, John (1600 - 1676), publisher and geographer. "After the great fire of 1666 (in which he lost much of his own stock) he was appointed one of the city's assistant surveyors, a position that brought him into contact with Robert Hooke and Christopher Wren He published his Embassy to China in 1669, and it was at this time that he conceived of a series of atlases to cover the whole world, to be funded through lotteries, subscription plans, and advertisements. The first, Africa, appeared in 1670. Others followed soon after: Atlas Japannensis (1670), America (1671), Atlas Chinensis (1671), and Asia (1673). These were not the fruits of Ogilby's own work but rather well-produced compilations of extant translations and others' accounts, a common practice at that time. His and others' work in this sense thus both reflected and directed growing public interest in distant places and foreign peoples." [ODNB] This book is mainly a translation from Dr. Olfert Dapper's Naukeurige Beshrijvinge der Afrikaenesche gewesten van Egypt, Lybien, etc. Olfert Dapper (c. 1635 - 29 December 1689) was a Dutch physician and writer. He wrote books about history and geography, although he never traveled outside of Holland. Until today, his book Description of Africa (1668) is a key text for Africanists. Wing O163 [& D241]; ESTC r22824; Schuchard, Ogilby, 20; Alden/Landis 670/48; Tooley, Africa, 87; Hazlitt II,432; Wolf, Negro History, 4; Playfair, Algeria, 151; Hilmy I.155; Lowndes 1719; Cox III,361. Lot Amendments Condition: Old owner's armorial stamp on title page, minor marginal dampstaining, a few leaves with browning, clean tear repair in margin of H1, small holes through image facing page 352, & 3B4r, and some archival repairs; a very good copy in a fine modern binding. Item number: 240655

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 178
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Datum:
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+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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