Newe Welt und Americanische Historien : inhaltende warhafftige und volkommene Beschreibungen aller West-Indianischen Landschafften, Insulen, Königreichen und Provintzien...alles auss verscheidenen West-Indianischen Historien-Schreibern...extrahirt...

Newe Welt und Americanische Historien : inhaltende warhafftige und volkommene Beschreibungen aller West-Indianischen Landschafften, Insulen, Königreichen und Provintzien...alles auss verscheidenen West-Indianischen Historien-Schreibern...extrahirt...
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Frankfurt: Bey den Merianischen Erben, 1655. Folio, 661 pp., 5 fold-out or full page linen backed maps, many engraved illustrations, title-page in early manuscript facsimile. Period style full calf, backstrip with raised bands and morocco gilt label, glazed red edges. Ink signature of Josiah Pierce, St. Petersburg. 1869 on p.1, manuscript notes on recto of terminal flyleaf. Lacks engraved title, minor foxing and wormholes; very good. Second edition of the important and richly illustrated work on America, published for the first time in 1631 by Merian. Illustrations by or after Theodor de Bry or Matthaeus Merian. Jean-Phillip Abelin first published this work under the assumed name of Jean-Louis Gottfriedt. It contains a resume of the Histories of Acosta, Oviedo, Peter Martyr, Herrera, de Laet, &c. An account of 33 voyages to America, from Columbus to Spilbergen and Schouten; notices of the expeditions of Lemaire and Peter Heyn, the conquest of Brazil by the Dutch, and descriptions of Greenland and Spitzbergen. Numerous engravings including the John Smith map of Virginia. Sabin 50. OCLC: 32722537. (Item Id: 106273)

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