Auction 121, Lot 167

"New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pensilvania &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1708 (published)

Publication: The British Empire in America

Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 7 inches
26.2 x 17.8 cm

Please see lot 430 for additional map of New England.

First state of Herman Moll's earliest map of New England has great early colonial detail throughout. New York is confined to a narrow strip along the Hudson River and New Jersey is divided into East and West New Jersey. The coastal area from Casco Bay to Chesapeake Bay is full of detail with a multitude of place names. The Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies are noted, as well as the location of the Sasqahana Indian Fort.

References: McCorkle #708.1.

Condition: B+

There are a few minor spots of irregular toning and faint offsetting.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/26/2007