A Prospect of the Most Famous parts of the World. Viz. Asia, Africa, Europe, America….

London: Printed for Roger Rea, 1668.

Price: $500.00

About the item

Third edition. This was first published in 1631. Maps removed, they were printed with the text. lacking A2 &7, B5, C2 &8, D5, E2 &8, F5, G2 &7, H5, I2 &8, K4, L1 & 6, M3 &7 and N4 &8. 1 vols. Oblong 24mo (6 1/2 x 4 inches). Later green wrappers, some browning of text, lacking 21 leaves, else a very good copy. Sabin 89228n.

Item #21680

The section on America (the D gathering) is lacking the first and final leaves but the comments on Virginia are present “on the East it has Mare del Nort, on the North Norumbega, Florida on the South and Westward the bound are not yet set…The North parts are most inhabited by our men and it is therefore called New England.” Florida is “‘a Pleasant Region…discovered by our English under Sebastian Cubbot 1497 but left for the Spaniard to possess,…and after him the French, but neither in quiet. For they warred upon each other till they left neither of them men enough to hold it”.