Novi orbis pars dvodecima. Sive descriptio Indiae occidentalis, auctore Antonio de Herrera, : supremo Castellae & Indiarum authoritate Philippi III. Hispaniarum Regis historigrapho. Accesservnt et aliorvm Indiae Occidentalis descriptiones, vti & nauigationum omnium per Fretum Magellanicum succincta narratio. Qvibus cohaerent paralipomena Americae, in quibus res plurimae memoria & observatione dignissima
Grands voyages

Author: Bry, Theodor de, 1528-1598.
Bry, Johann Theodor de, 1561-1623?
Uniform Title: America Pt.12 Latin
Place: Francofvrti
Publisher: sumptibus haeredum Iohan. Theodori de Bry
Date Published: 1624
Description: [2], 154 leaves, plate : ill. ; 37 cm (2)
Provenance: York Gate Library
Call Number: rgsp 910.8 B915 c
Subject: America--Discovery and exploration--Early works to 1800
America--Early accounts to 1600. -- from York Gate Library
Biography: The De Bry family published some of the greatest collections of travel narratives of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Theodor de Bry (1528-1598), the father, started off in life as a goldsmith and engraver. When the first accounts of Dutch, Spanish and English explorers in Asia and the Americas were issued in the 1580s, he became interested in producing illustrated editions. It was not until he was in his sixties that he published his first great set of books, America, or Les grands voyages. This monumental compilation documents the European discoveries in the Americas. The second set, India Orientalis, deals with the exploration of the East Indies. Theodor died well before it was completed and his sons, Johann Theodor (1561-1623) and Johann Israel (d.1611) issued this large set, also known as Les petits voyages, on early voyages to the East Indies. It is unique in its wealth of maps and illustrations of Africa, India, the Spice Islands, and South Asia.
Notes: Provenance: York Gate Library. With an additional titlepage, engraved. Vellum; NUC. Herrera's description of the West Indies, Mexico, &c. -- from York Gate Catalogue. SRGS copy a complete set bound in vellum: v.1 pts.1-6; v.2 pts.7-9; pts.10-13 each bound separately in vellum. Also bound individually in vellum are: 2nd copies of pts.1,3,4,5,11, and another set of plates to pt.5; and 2nd eds. to pts.7,8,9.
Cited: York Gate Library : no. 2041

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