Auction 124, Lot 33

"A Map of the North Pole with all the Territories that lye near it, known to us &c…", Moll, Herman

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1725 (published)

Publication: Modern History: or, the Present State of All Nations

Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 8 inches
26.7 x 20.3 cm

This unusual map of the North Pole is a variant of the first state with the page number 364, the date removed, and no block of text in the lower right. Novaya Zemlya is correctly shown as an island facilitating a Northeast Passage to Asia. Above the Pole is "Parts Unknown" and three compass roses complete the composition.

References: cf Kershaw #407.

Condition: A

Paper added to the left binding side to facilitate framing. Issued folding, now flattened.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/7/2008