De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld

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De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld
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Cover of the first edition
AuthorArnoldus Montanus
CountryNetherlands
LanguageDutch
GenreTravel literature, scientific
PublisherJacob van Meurs
Publication date
1671
Media typePrint
Pages585 pp
Preceded byGedenkwaerdige Gesantschappen der Oost-Indische Maetschappy in't Vereenigde Nederland 
Followed byAmbassades mémorables de la Compagnie 

De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld (Dutch) or The New and Unknown World (English) is a book by Arnoldus Montanus. It was published by Jacob van Meurs. It was published, after translation into English, by John Ogilby. The book has 125 engravings made of copper. It has 70 plates and 16 maps.[1]

Full title[edit]

Dutch[edit]

The full title of the work in Dutch is De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America en 't Zuid-Land, Vervaetende d'Oorsprong der Americaenen en Zuid-landers, gedenkwaerdige togten derwaerds, Gelegendheid Der vaste Kusten, Eilanden, Steden, Sterkten, Dorpen, Tempels, Bergen, Fonteinen, Stroomen, Huisen, de natuur van Beesten, Boomen, Planten en vreemde Gewasschen, Gods dienst en Zeden, Wonderlijke Voorvallen, Vereeuwde en Nieuwe Oorlogen: Verciert met Af-beeldsels na 't leven in America gemaekt, en beschreeven door Arnoldus Montanus'[2]

English[edit]

The full title of the work in English is The New and Unknown World: or Description of America and the Southland, Containing the Origin of the Americans and South-landers, remarkable voyages thither, Quality of the Shores, Islands, Cities, Fortresses, Towns, Temples, Mountains, Sources, Rivers, Houses, the nature of Beasts, Trees, Plants and foreign Crops, Religion and Manners, Miraculous Occurrences, Old and New Wars: Adorned with Illustrations drawn from the life in America, and described by Arnoldus Montanus.

Reception[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New and Unknown World: or Description of America and the Southland". World Digital Library. 1671. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  2. ^ Facsimile of original 1671 manuscript

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