Guiana siue Amazonum Regio.

OGILBY, John

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Place Published: London
Publisher: John Ogilby
Date Published: 1671

Description: Map. Copper plate engraving with modern hand coloring. Image measures 11.5" x 14".

Comments: Beautiful map of the Amazon River and its surrounding areas. Title and scale cartouches animated with indigenous and mythological figures, including Poseidon and Hermes. Some creasing and scattered foxing. Ink stain to upper right margin. John Ogilby (1600 - 1676) is often noted in the literature for his wide ranging pursuits--dancer, actor, translator, tutor, among others--that, more often than not, ended in failure. But rather than thinking of these pursuits as unsuccessful, they might be better considered as steps toward his ultimate destiny: cartography. Ogilby got his first taste of the trade in 1666--himself at the age of 66--by surveying and mapping London after the Great Fire. The project inspired him to pursue and publish geographical descriptions of the wider world, including China, Japan, and Africa. In 1675, a year after he was appointed "Kings Cosmographer and Geographic Painter," he published the defining work of his career, a road atlas of England entitled "Britannia." The original volume was the first road atlas ever published and was notable for its scale of one inch to a standard mile. This impressive and innovative volume finally secured Ogilby%u2019s place in the history books one of the most memorable and important figures of 17th-century cartography.

Binding: unbound
Condition: very good
Language: English
Type: Maps

Book ID: 204790


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