Auction 108, Lot 236

"A Map of Mexico or New Spain, Florida now called Louisiana and Part of California &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Mexico & Central America

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Osborne's Voyages

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.2 x 7 inches
25.9 x 17.8 cm

Uncommon, copper engraved map with details throughout including many Indian names and early forts. Extends from about the 37th parallel to South America. The only British colony shown is Carolina. The Spanish possession of Louisiana includes Florida and extends to the Rio Grande (here called the North River). Texas is not named but is inhabited by White and Black Spaniards, and Country full of Beevers. The Baja is distorted and the Gulf of California extends too far north, because Moll depicts it as an island on his other maps.

References: McLaughlin #180.

Condition: A+

Beautiful impression on thick hand-laid paper with wide margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/29/2004

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