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Auction 116, Lot 162

"Florida calle'd by ye French Louisiana &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial South

Period: 1728 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 7.8 inches
26.7 x 19.8 cm
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This map is based on Moll's larger map of 1720 and portrays the Gulf Coast and Florida with detail of Indian villages, missions, mines and forts. It is one of the earliest printed maps to describe the roads and trading paths in the region. It is also filled with interesting notations including notes on La Salle's landing in Texas in 1685, the Cenis Missions and early Texas settlements in 1716-17, and the limits of King Charles II's Grant to the Lord Proprietor's (Carolina) in 1663. This is the first state with the erroneous apostrophe in calle'd in the title.

References: Cumming (SE) #201.

Condition: B

Remargined at left with facsimile of neatline.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $550

Closed on 9/20/2006