Amsterdam: Da Capo Press / Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, 1970.
Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #15445
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket/slip, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover.; Facsimile reprint. Original title page reads: A briefe description of the whole worlde. Wherein is particularly described, all the monarchies, empires, and kingdomes of the same: with their severall titles and scriptuations thereunto adioyning. At London, Printed by T. Iudson, for Iohn Browne, and are to be sould at the signe of the Bible in Fleete-Streete. 1599. S.T.C. no. 24. "Earliest edition known. The author wrote this work from the comfortable seclusion of one of his many palaces, wherein he enunciates some curious conclusions about America. Abbot relied more on classical and Biblical sources than on sixteenth century works. Yet his Description appears to have had far more appeal to the general public than well-founded accounts of recent geographical discoveries: it was destined to go through seven more editions by 1636." ; The English Experience : Its record in early printed books published in facsimile; Ex-Library; Vol. 213;  pages.