Auction 124, Lot 422

"The South Part of Great Britain, Called England and Wales…", Moll, Herman

Subject: England & Wales

Period: 1710 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

38 x 23.8 inches
96.5 x 60.5 cm

The title continues "Containing all ye Cities, Market Towns, Boroughs and whatever Places have ye election of Members of Parliament, with ye names of ye Rivers, Seaports, Sands, Hills, Moors, Forests &c. All ye Great or Post Roads, and principal Cross-Roads &c. with ye Computed Miles from Town to Town, and all ye Post Towns, as they are at present regulated by the Postmasters Genl. of the General Post House. According to ye most approved Surveys, and accurate Observations by Herman Moll Geographer. A.D. 1710."

This is a large and finely engraved chart with remarkable detail throughout, locating hundreds of villages, towns and much more. In the title, the "South Part" of Great Britain refers to the constitutional union of England and Scotland of 1707. The map is printed on two sheets and joined, as issued. The imprint at top left reads "Printed for H. Moll, over against Devereux Court without Temple Bar… By Whom are to be sold these maps, done by ye said Mr. Moll. The World, Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, A map of the Roman Empire &c. each in two sheets where also may be had a New Pocket Globe of 3 Inches Diameter with all the new Constellations of Mr. Hevelius &c. Sold by Robt. Sayer of the Golden Buck in Fleet Street. And by John King at the globe in the Poultry." The gazetteer panels at left and right list hundreds of place names keyed to the map.

References: Shirley (BI) #6.

Condition: B

A sound sheet with some professionally repaired fold separations, with a minor bit of loss of the neatline. The map has some scattered spots and a little irregular toning.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $750

Closed on 5/7/2008