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Arnoldus Montanus’ New and Unknown World (1671)

- September 29, 2011 in americas, De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld, engravings, Images, montanus, non-article, the new and unknown world

Images from De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld (1671), a book by the Dutch explorer, missionary and theologian Arnoldus Montanus (1625–1683). 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”.

Images via the excellent and highly recommended Bibliodyssey. The full 800 plus pages of the book in high-res scans are housed here on the website of the Library of Congress project The Atlantic World: America and the Netherlands.















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