"A map of all the Earth and how after the Flood it was Divided among the Sons of Noah", Moxon, Joseph
Period: 1685 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
18 x 12.5 inches
45.7 x 31.8 cm
Second state of this very uncommon, oval world map. The map is surrounded by vignettes illustrating the Creation, the Garden of Eden and several Biblical scenes, including Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and the Crucifixion of Christ. The map itself includes California as an Island, and partial coastlines for Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Eden and the Land of Nod are located by the Euphrates River. Numbers throughout the map are keyed to a listing of 78 countries and places. Two cartouches further decorate the map, including a dedication to Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury.
References: Shirley #457.
Good impression and lovely full coloring. Couple of marginal tears repaired with archival tape. Remnant of hinge tape on verso from prior framing.