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Auction 104, Lot 28

"A New Map of the Whole World with the Trade Winds According to the latest and most Exact Observations", Moll, Herman

Subject: World

Period: 1732 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 8.2 inches
26.7 x 20.8 cm
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Very nice map with California as an Island. Northwestern North America and northeast Asia are blank and unmapped. Above the hemispheres is a north polar projection. The bottom is filled with characterizations representing the continents and other interesting allegorical scenes. Pearson and Murphy praise this map as an early thematic map, with arrows depicting the trade winds and their direction. Long note at top discuss trade winds and monsoons and incorporates a list of the zodiac signs.

References: Pearson & Murphy #22; Phillips (A) 585-1.

Condition: A+

Good impression and fine coloring. Narrow margin at bottom, as issued.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/10/2003