Auction 142, Lot 163

"New England, New York, New Jersey and Pensilvania", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial New England and Mid-Atlantic

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Modern History

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.8 x 8 inches
27.4 x 20.3 cm

First state of this great early map of New England and one of the earliest Post Road maps. The postal road is shown extending from Portsmouth, New Hampshire along the coast to New York and turning west to the Delaware River. New York is confined to a narrow strip along the Hudson River and New Jersey is divided into West and East New Jersey. A fascinating account of the post routes in the colonies fills part of the map - "The Western Post setts out from Philadelphia every Fryday, leaving letters at Burlington and Pert Amboy and arrives at New York on Sunday night..." Published in London in Thomas Salmon's Modern History: or the Present State of All Nations.

References: McCorkle #729-2, Shirley (BL-Atlas) G.SALM-1c #44.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with a few small, scattered stains.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 11/28/2012

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