Ogilby's Monumental Work on Africa, with the Large Folding Map

    John Ogilby. Africa: Being an Accurate Description of the Regions of AEgypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedugerid. London: Printed by Tho. Johnson for the Author, 1670. Folio. [14], [768] pages. Engraved frontispiece, large folding map of Africa, one folding double-page view, 42 double-page views, and with fourteen plates on nine leaves, plus numerous engraved textual engravings. Lacking the half-title illustration as often found. Full calf binding with six raised bands, rebacked with a modern leather spine with gilt spine titles. Marbled endpapers. Minor wear and abrading to the binding. Paper repair to a small portion of the top corner of the frontispiece, which also has a three-inch repaired vertical tear at the top edge. Tiny portion of the corners and small area near the gutter of the last leaf also filled. Uneven toning to some plates. Scattered, mostly minor foxing throughout. A very good copy of a monumental work. This volume on Africa was the first of several comprehensive works on different parts of the world completed by Ogilby including America, China, and Japan.

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