Auction 129, Lot 402

"The Island of Barbadoes Divided into its Parishes, with the Roads, Paths, &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Barbados

Period: 1732 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor...

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.5 x 7.7 inches
26.7 x 19.6 cm

Bold copper engraved chart shows the island fully engraved and filled with towns and villages, roads, mills, plantations, political divisions, and many coastal details. A very decorative compass rose places north to the left. Contained in the title cartouche is a legend and a list of the eleven parishes, each with their population. Note at upper center gives a brief history of Barbadoes from the reign of King James I. Moll notes at upper right that "This Pocket Companion Contains all ye Roads or Paths, Towns, Churches, Fortificaitons and Plantations…"

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Condition: A+

Beautiful impression on clean paper with full margins and small clover watermark. Folding, as issued with a lazy crease along one fold.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/23/2009

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