Auction 139, Lot 153

"New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pensilvania &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1708 (circa)

Publication: The British Empire in America

Color: Hand Color

10.3 x 7.3 inches
26.2 x 18.5 cm

First state of Herman Moll's earliest map of New England has great early colonial detail throughout. New York is confined to a narrow strip along the Hudson River and New Jersey is divided into East and West New Jersey. The coastal area from Casco Bay to Chesapeake Bay is full of detail with a multitude of place names. The Massachusetts and Plymouth colonies are noted, as well as the location of the Sasqahana Indian Fort.

References: McCorkle #708.1.

Condition: B

Toned with uneven impression in lower-left corner. Small burn hole just entering neatline in upper-right.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $225

Closed on 2/15/2012