Auction 134, Lot 308

"A Chart of ye West-Indies or the Islands of America in the North Sea &c. Being ye Present Seat of War", Moll, Herman

Subject: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1720 (circa)


Color: Black & White

13.8 x 11 inches
35.1 x 27.9 cm

This uncommon map covers the present-day southern United States, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America. This early edition does not contain the notations and inset of Vera Cruz, which was added later to provide information on the War of Jenkin's Ear. With two compass roses and rhumb lines, this map is also without the trade wind icons or references to Spanish Galleons as seen in later editions.


Condition: A

Printed on hand-laid paper with a small ring-shaped watermark. Apparent centerfold toning is only show-through from binding strip.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 12/1/2010