Auction 137, Lot 42

"A New Map of the Whole World with the Trade Winds…", Moll, Herman

Subject: World

Period: 1732 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.5 x 8 inches
26.7 x 20.3 cm

Very nice map with California as an Island. Northwestern North America and northeast Asia are blank and unmapped. Above the hemispheres is a north polar projection. The bottom is filled with unusual male representations of the continents and other interesting allegorical scenes. This early thematic map uses arrows to depict the trade winds and their direction. A note at top discusses trade winds and monsoons and incorporates a list of the zodiac signs. Imprint below bottom neatline notes that the map was printed for Thos. Bowles Print and Map Seller next ye Chapter House in St. Pauls Churchyard, and John Bowles Print and Map Seller at the Black Horse in Cornhill, London.

References: Phillips (A) 585-1.

Condition: A+

Issued folding, with wide margins. A very nice, dark impression.

Estimate: $750 - $900

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/14/2011