The Resource America: being an accurate description of the Nevv VVorld; : containing the original of the inhabitants; the remarkable voyages thither: the conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, their ancient and later vvars. With their several plantations, many, and rich islands; their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers: their habits, customs, manners, and religions; their peculiar plants, beasts, birds, and serpents., Collected and translated from most authentick authors, and augmented with later observations; illustrated with notes, and adorn'd with peculiar maps, and proper sculptures, by John Ogilby Esq; .

America: being an accurate description of the Nevv VVorld; : containing the original of the inhabitants; the remarkable voyages thither: the conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, their ancient and later vvars. With their several plantations, many, and rich islands; their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers: their habits, customs, manners, and religions; their peculiar plants, beasts, birds, and serpents., Collected and translated from most authentick authors, and augmented with later observations; illustrated with notes, and adorn'd with peculiar maps, and proper sculptures, by John Ogilby Esq; .

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America: being an accurate description of the Nevv VVorld; : containing the original of the inhabitants; the remarkable voyages thither: the conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, their ancient and later vvars. With their several plantations, many, and rich islands; their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers: their habits, customs, manners, and religions; their peculiar plants, beasts, birds, and serpents.
Title
America: being an accurate description of the Nevv VVorld;
Title remainder
containing the original of the inhabitants; the remarkable voyages thither: the conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, their ancient and later vvars. With their several plantations, many, and rich islands; their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers: their habits, customs, manners, and religions; their peculiar plants, beasts, birds, and serpents.
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Collected and translated from most authentick authors, and augmented with later observations; illustrated with notes, and adorn'd with peculiar maps, and proper sculptures, by John Ogilby Esq; .
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Contributor
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • dut
  • eng
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Cataloging source
RPJCB
Citation location within source
  • 47
  • 671/205
  • O164
  • 6:262
  • 269-272
  • 77, 90
Citation source
  • JCB Lib. cat., additions 1471-1700
  • Alden, J.E. European Americana
  • Wing (2nd ed.)
  • Paltsits, V.H., in Stokes, I.N.P. The iconography of Manhattan Island
  • Ford, W.C. Early maps of Carolina
  • Schuchard, M. John Ogilby
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1625?-1683
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Montanus, Arnoldus
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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1600-1676
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Ogilby, John
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  • Indian linguistics
  • Indian linguistics
  • America
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America: being an accurate description of the Nevv VVorld; : containing the original of the inhabitants; the remarkable voyages thither: the conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, their ancient and later vvars. With their several plantations, many, and rich islands; their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers: their habits, customs, manners, and religions; their peculiar plants, beasts, birds, and serpents., Collected and translated from most authentick authors, and augmented with later observations; illustrated with notes, and adorn'd with peculiar maps, and proper sculptures, by John Ogilby Esq; .
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Note
  • Author assignment according to Sabin and Paltsits
  • Translation, by John Ogilby, of: De Nieuwe en onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America en't Zuid-Land. Amsterdam, 1671
  • Edited by John Ogilby. In spite of the addition of new text material, especially on British America, and the provision of three new maps (on Maryland, Jamaica and Barbados), the present version in English is basically the same work as the Dutch original, and hence Ogilby's authorship cannot be maintained. On the other hand, the attempts by various authors to accuse Ogilby of plagiarism are equally well unfounded, since a regular business relationship between Ogilby and the Dutch publisher and engraver Jacob van Meurs had been established; van Meurs supplied the leaves of plates, printed at his shop, for the present edition in English and even lent the small copper plates for the 66 text illustrations to Ogilby; only the added engraved title page was modified, to become the frontispiece, and the general map of America (facing p. 1) was re-engraved; see Schuchard and Ford
  • First issue, dated 1670, with a title and imprint different from that of later issues and lacking the plates "Arx Carolina" and "Virginiæ pars australis & Florida", although they are listed in the index of plates on p. [1], 3rd count (as facing p. 205 and p. 213). On the other hand, the new plate on Barbados (facing p. 377) is not mentioned in the index of plates. The map of Carolina, engraved by Moxon and found in some copies, is not to be considered an integral part of this work, according to Ford
  • Publication date 1670 incorrect; a map of Jamaica dated 1671 is included, also some events having taken place late in 1670 are mentioned
  • Signatures: A-K (±A1; K1 signed as "K
  • Numerous errors in paging
  • Plates and text illustrations unnumbered
  • Includes index
  • "An appendix containing partly a farther prosecution of the descriptions of some provinces already treated of in the foregoing book, partly an account of some other discoveries than what have hitherto been deliver'd in any description of the New World." (p. 631-674)
  • Contains scattered words and phrases in Tupi and Mapuche
Extent
1 online resource ([8], 674, [2] pages, [56] leaves of plates (some folded)
Form of item
online
Note
John Carter Brown Library copy has the following features: It includes the map of Carolina by Moxon; the folded map of America facing p. 1 is signed: per Johanem Ogiluium. F. Lamb sculp.; the map facing p. 192 "Nova Virginiæ tabula" has no handwritten corrections; the plate of Cuzco, facing p. 456, has the bridge on the right hand side; the plate of Serinhaim, facing p. 580, has the legend at the bottom; and the plate of Castrum Mauritij, facing p. 605, has the original legend, with B underneath A, not placed at the right of C. The upper outside corner of leaf 2O2 is torn off, resulting in the loss of the page numbers 383 and 384.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039498778
Label
America: being an accurate description of the Nevv VVorld; : containing the original of the inhabitants; the remarkable voyages thither: the conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, their ancient and later vvars. With their several plantations, many, and rich islands; their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers: their habits, customs, manners, and religions; their peculiar plants, beasts, birds, and serpents., Collected and translated from most authentick authors, and augmented with later observations; illustrated with notes, and adorn'd with peculiar maps, and proper sculptures, by John Ogilby Esq; .
Link
Publication
Note
  • Author assignment according to Sabin and Paltsits
  • Translation, by John Ogilby, of: De Nieuwe en onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America en't Zuid-Land. Amsterdam, 1671
  • Edited by John Ogilby. In spite of the addition of new text material, especially on British America, and the provision of three new maps (on Maryland, Jamaica and Barbados), the present version in English is basically the same work as the Dutch original, and hence Ogilby's authorship cannot be maintained. On the other hand, the attempts by various authors to accuse Ogilby of plagiarism are equally well unfounded, since a regular business relationship between Ogilby and the Dutch publisher and engraver Jacob van Meurs had been established; van Meurs supplied the leaves of plates, printed at his shop, for the present edition in English and even lent the small copper plates for the 66 text illustrations to Ogilby; only the added engraved title page was modified, to become the frontispiece, and the general map of America (facing p. 1) was re-engraved; see Schuchard and Ford
  • First issue, dated 1670, with a title and imprint different from that of later issues and lacking the plates "Arx Carolina" and "Virginiæ pars australis & Florida", although they are listed in the index of plates on p. [1], 3rd count (as facing p. 205 and p. 213). On the other hand, the new plate on Barbados (facing p. 377) is not mentioned in the index of plates. The map of Carolina, engraved by Moxon and found in some copies, is not to be considered an integral part of this work, according to Ford
  • Publication date 1670 incorrect; a map of Jamaica dated 1671 is included, also some events having taken place late in 1670 are mentioned
  • Signatures: A-K (±A1; K1 signed as "K
  • Numerous errors in paging
  • Plates and text illustrations unnumbered
  • Includes index
  • "An appendix containing partly a farther prosecution of the descriptions of some provinces already treated of in the foregoing book, partly an account of some other discoveries than what have hitherto been deliver'd in any description of the New World." (p. 631-674)
  • Contains scattered words and phrases in Tupi and Mapuche
Extent
1 online resource ([8], 674, [2] pages, [56] leaves of plates (some folded)
Form of item
online
Note
John Carter Brown Library copy has the following features: It includes the map of Carolina by Moxon; the folded map of America facing p. 1 is signed: per Johanem Ogiluium. F. Lamb sculp.; the map facing p. 192 "Nova Virginiæ tabula" has no handwritten corrections; the plate of Cuzco, facing p. 456, has the bridge on the right hand side; the plate of Serinhaim, facing p. 580, has the legend at the bottom; and the plate of Castrum Mauritij, facing p. 605, has the original legend, with B underneath A, not placed at the right of C. The upper outside corner of leaf 2O2 is torn off, resulting in the loss of the page numbers 383 and 384.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1039498778

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