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Auction 118, Lot 267

"Carolina", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial Southeast

Period: 1729 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 8 inches
27.4 x 20.3 cm

This is the first state of this interesting map the Southeast. The map covers from the mouth of Chesapeake Bay south to The South Bounds of Carolina according to the last Charter, which is in present-day Florida just south of St. Augustine. It extends inland to just west of the Apalaxy R. (Apalachicola River) and north to two battlefields of the Tuscarora War. The map is filled with good detail along the coasts, shows the locations of Indian tribes in the region, and shows several trails and trading routes into the hinterland. Several islands along the coast are identified by name for the first time on a printed map. The region of present-day Georgia is labeled Azilia for the aborted "Margravate of Azilia" of Sir Robert Montgomery. Moll also shows the Seluda Desert, a remnant of the misconceptions perpetuated by John Lederer. A block of text below the cartouche describes the history of English claims to the region.

References: Cumming (SE) #206; Williams & Johnson #8.

Condition: A

Original outline color. Bit of faint foxing, mostly in blank margins.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $475

Closed on 3/6/2007