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Wood, William
NEW ENGLANDS PROSPECT. A TRUE, LIVELY AND EXPERIMENTALL DESCRIPTION OF THAT PART OF AMERICA, COMMONLY CALLED NEW ENGLAND ... LAYING DOWN THAT WHICH MAY BOTH ENRICH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MIND-TRAVELLING READER, OR BENEFIT THE FUTURE VOYAGER. LONDON: PRINTED BY THOMAS COTES FOR JOHN BELLAMIE, 1635
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1142
Wood, William
NEW ENGLANDS PROSPECT. A TRUE, LIVELY AND EXPERIMENTALL DESCRIPTION OF THAT PART OF AMERICA, COMMONLY CALLED NEW ENGLAND ... LAYING DOWN THAT WHICH MAY BOTH ENRICH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MIND-TRAVELLING READER, OR BENEFIT THE FUTURE VOYAGER. LONDON: PRINTED BY THOMAS COTES FOR JOHN BELLAMIE, 1635
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 USD
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Wood, William
NEW ENGLANDS PROSPECT. A TRUE, LIVELY AND EXPERIMENTALL DESCRIPTION OF THAT PART OF AMERICA, COMMONLY CALLED NEW ENGLAND ... LAYING DOWN THAT WHICH MAY BOTH ENRICH THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE MIND-TRAVELLING READER, OR BENEFIT THE FUTURE VOYAGER. LONDON: PRINTED BY THOMAS COTES FOR JOHN BELLAMIE, 1635
4to (185 x 132 mm). Folding woodcut map of "The South part of New- England, as it is Planted this yeare, 1635." Woodcut and typographic headpieces, woodcut initials; title page with very minor restoration to corners, a few small spots of loss to map repaired, margin of map shaved a bit close just touching the topmost edge of a few letters in the title. Gilt-paneled red morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Card slipcase.
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Provenance

Frank Deering (red morocco book label);
Kenneth Nebenzahl, Chicago, 1985;
Vogel Collection no. 423.

Literature

Burden 239 (map); Church 433; European Americana 635/134; Pilling, Algonquian 535; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, p. 100 (map, 1634 issue); STC 25958; Vail 89

Catalogue Note

The first detailed description of the lands of the Massachusetts Bay Company.

Reprinted from the first edition of 1634 (a third edition was called for in 1639). The map, the first detailed map of Massachusetts by a resident, is from the same woodblock as in the first edition, but has a reset typographic heading. Little is known of the author, who was resident in New England from 1629 to 1633; Wood  apparently returned to British America after sailing to England to publish this account. The General Court of Massachusetts Bay voted thanks to Wood on the appearance of New Englands Prospect. Part II of the work is devoted to a detailed narrative of the Indian peoples of New England and includes a five-page glossary.

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