Ogilby's China, 2 Volumes, 1669 & 1671
Title: An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham Emperor of China... [and] Atlas Chinensis: Being a Second Part...
Author: Ogilby, John, translator
Description: Comprises: Nieuhoff, Jan. An Embassy from the East-India Company of the United Provinces to the Grand Tartar Cham Emperor of China... wherein the Cities, Towns, Villages, Ports, Rivers, etc. in their Passages from Canton to Peking, are Ingeniously Descib'd... , 327, , 18, 106 pp. With 18 copper-engraved plates including frontispiece & added pictorial title-page; folding map of China; double-page plan of Kanton; 97 engravings in the text. Wing N1152. London: Printed by John Macock, for the Author, 1669. * Montanus, Arnoldus. Atlas Chinensis: Being a Second Part of a Relation of Remarkable Passages in Two Embassies from the East-India Company of the United Provinces, to the Vice-Roy Singlamong and General Taising Lipovi, and to Konchi, Emperor of China and East Tartary…" , 723 pp. With added copper-engraved title 38 copper-engraved plates, 32 of them double-page
Heading: 57 copper-engraved illustrations in the textPlace Published: 2 double-page copper-engraved maps. Wing M2484. London: Printed by Tho. Johnson for the Author, 1671. Together, 2 volumes. (folio) 40.5x25.5 cm. (15¾x10"), uniform later calf, rebacked with most of original gilt-tooled spine strips laid on, raised bands, later morocco lettering pieces. First Editions in English."
Publisher: Superb set of Ogilby's two translations of important works on China, handsomely printed, noteworthy not only for text, bringing notice of the mysteries of the East to English readers, but for the magnificent engraved illustrations and plates. Though the second work says Montanus on the title page, it is actually a translation of Olfert Dapper's Gedenkwaerdig bedryf der Nederlandsche Oost-Indische maetschappye, Amst., 1670. Each with the ink ownership signature of M. Cowper to the top margins of the title-pages, dated 1716, and the armorial bookplates of Panshangey. Provenance: Collection of Margaret Gee.
Date Published: zzc(China)