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OGILBY, JOHN. 1600-1676.

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OGILBY, JOHN. 1600-1676.

Schätzpreis
3.000 $ - 5.000 $
Zuschlagspreis:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Africa: Being an Accurate Description of the Regions of Aegypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid. London: Thomas Johnson for the author, 1670. Folio (416 x 264 mm.) Engraved allegorical frontispiece, title printed in red and black, 12 engraved maps, most folding and with extra explanatory pages of text, 45 views on 40 plates, many folding, 46 engraved illustrations throughout the text. Lacking half-title, some light marginal browning throughout, frontispiece and some plates heavily browned, repaired tear to lower right margin O6. Contemporary paneled mottled calf, spine rebacked preserving original calf spine, later end-papers. Early 18th century note on front free end-paper, "Original price of y small paper 2:0:9" FIRST EDITION of the most extensive account of Africa published in English in the seventeenth century. This was intended to be of the first volume of a series of geographical works that Ogilby had intended to publish. This work is largely a translation and adaption of Olfert Dapper's 1668 Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche gewesten van Egypten, which was a carefully curated collection of travelers' reports and cartographic information. The preface contains Ogilby's only autobiography. Lowndes III, p.1719; Wing O-163. ESTC R22824.

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 48
Auktion:
Datum:
21.10.2020
Auktionshaus:
Bonhams London
New York
Beschreibung:

Africa: Being an Accurate Description of the Regions of Aegypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid. London: Thomas Johnson for the author, 1670. Folio (416 x 264 mm.) Engraved allegorical frontispiece, title printed in red and black, 12 engraved maps, most folding and with extra explanatory pages of text, 45 views on 40 plates, many folding, 46 engraved illustrations throughout the text. Lacking half-title, some light marginal browning throughout, frontispiece and some plates heavily browned, repaired tear to lower right margin O6. Contemporary paneled mottled calf, spine rebacked preserving original calf spine, later end-papers. Early 18th century note on front free end-paper, "Original price of y small paper 2:0:9" FIRST EDITION of the most extensive account of Africa published in English in the seventeenth century. This was intended to be of the first volume of a series of geographical works that Ogilby had intended to publish. This work is largely a translation and adaption of Olfert Dapper's 1668 Naukeurige beschrijvinge der Afrikaensche gewesten van Egypten, which was a carefully curated collection of travelers' reports and cartographic information. The preface contains Ogilby's only autobiography. Lowndes III, p.1719; Wing O-163. ESTC R22824.

Auktionsarchiv: Los-Nr. 48
Auktion:
Datum:
21.10.2020
Auktionshaus:
Bonhams London
New York
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