"Angra op Tercera", Montanus/Ogilby
Period: 1671 (circa)
Color: Black & White
13.8 x 11.4 inches
35.1 x 29 cm
Montanus' work was perhaps the greatest illustrated book on the New World produced in the seventeenth century. It contained over one hundred beautifully engraved plates, views, and maps of North and South America. The plates vividly depict forts, festivals, occupations, Dutch fleets, battles, religious rites, and customs of the native inhabitants. This important work was translated into German by Olivier Dapper, and into English by John Ogilby. Several of the plates were later acquired by Pierre Vander Aa.
Bird's-eye view of the island with the city and its fortifications. Copied from Van Linschoten's view. The foreground is filled with sailing ships and boats.
A sharp impression on a bright sheet with wide margins, a minor printer's crease to the left of the centerfold, and a few tiny tears along the edges of the sheet.