"A New Map of New Found Land, New Scotland…", Moll, Herman
Period: 1708 (circa)
Publication: The British Empire in America
Color: Hand Color
10.3 x 7.3 inches
26.2 x 18.5 cm
This is the first state of Moll's map of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which was first published in The British Empire in America in 1708, and subsequently in two other publications through 1717. This map appears to be based on Thornton's two maps of 1676 and 1689, in which Acadia has a triangular shape and Newfoundland has a truncated top. The map shows particularly good detail of the fishing banks and coastlines.
References: Kershaw #563.
Toned with very faint offsetting.