Auction 125, Lot 861

"[Lot of 19 Engravings]", Ogilby, John

Subject: Exploration

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication: America

Color: Black & White

Size:
8 x 14 inches
20.3 x 35.6 cm

Nice lot of illustrated leaves from this important history of the exploration of America. The English text was translated from Arnold Montanus' Dutch text for Ogilby's immensely popular publication. Each leaf has a copper engraving (one leaf has two). These include battle scenes, native dances and ceremonies, human sacrifice and cannibalism. The text is as interesting as the illustrations.

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Condition: A

Nice crisp impressions with some toning in margins and text.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/24/2008

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