America: being the latest, and most accurate description of the nevv vvorld;. containing the original of the inhabitants, and the remarkable voyages thither. The conquest of the vast empires of Mexico and Peru, and other large provinces and territories, with the several European plantations in those parts. Also their cities, fortresses, towns, temples, mountains, and rivers. Their habits, customs, manners, and religions. Their plants, beasts, birds, and serpents. With an appendix, containing, besides several other considerable additions, a brief survey of what hath been discover'd of the unknown south-land and the Arctick region. Collected from most authentick authors, augmented with later observations, and adorn'd with maps and sculptures, by John Ogilby Esq; His Majesty's cosmographer, geographick printer, and master of the revels in the kingdom of Ireland.
John Ogilby (1600-1676)
John Ogilby was one of the most significant English cartographers whose road atlas of Great Britain (see NT 3169762) set the standard for later atlases and was pivotal in standardising the English mile. This copy of his earlier atlas of America may have been at Belton House from the time of its publication and was certainly there by 1754.
, 674, p.,  leaves of plates (some folded). ill.., maps, ports... fol.. Plate 'Nova Mexico 243' bound at p.405 and 'Castrum Mauritii ... 605' bound at p.242 (noted in modern pencil in list of plates at end). Old Belton pressmark on front free endpaper: 99. Provenance: Bookplates: John Brownlowe, viscount Tyrconnel (armorial); Belton House (earl's coronet & crests). Sold at Sotheby's Monday 8th November 1971 lot 197, purchased by W.F. Hammond. Purchased, 2018. Binding: contemporary panelled calf, double gilt fillet border; marbled endpapers & edges; 6 raised bands, spine gilt-tooled & lettered 'Mr. Ogilbys Atlas Tom. II' & gilt-lettered on upper and lower boards 'America'; hinges repaired, probably 19th or 20th century
Bookplate of John Brownlow, Viscount Tyrconnel (1690–1754); purchased by the National Trust at auction at Arader Galleries, Philadelphia, USA, 17 November 2018 (lot 54), with contributions from the Mr and Mrs Kenneth Levy bequest and from the Libraria fund.
Makers and roles
John Ogilby (1600-1676) Arnoldus Montanus (1625-1683)