Auction 123, Lot 411

"The Island of Antego", Moll, Herman

Subject: Antigua

Period: 1729 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.8 x 11.5 inches
37.6 x 29.2 cm

A striking map of the island with detail of roads, towns, forts, churches, cattle mills and sugar plantations. The importance of each place is designated by the number of windmills, with six windmills indicating a "Plantation of Great Note or Sugar work", as noted by the key at right. A boldly engraved compass rose orients the map.

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Condition: A

A lovely impression on a strong sheet with an Ouroboros watermark. The left binding side has paper added to facilitate framing.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/20/2008

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