Auction 142, Lot 341

"The Island of Barbadoes. Divided into its Parishes, with the Roads, Paths, &c. According to an Actual and Accurate Survey", Moll, Herman

Subject: Barbados

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.4 x 11.5 inches
36.6 x 29.2 cm

Bold copper engraved chart shows the island fully engraved and filled with towns and villages, roads, mills, plantations, political divisions, and many coastal details. A very decorative compass rose places north to the left. Contained in the title cartouche is a legend and a list of the eleven parishes, each with their population. Note at upper center gives a brief history of Barbados from the reign of King James I. Moll notes at upper right that "This Pocket Companion Contains all ye Roads or Paths, Towns, Churches, Fortifications and Plantations…" Printed for Thomas Bowles and John Bowles.

References: Campbell, Tony (MCC-21) #24.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with two short tears near center that have been professionally repaired.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $140

Closed on 11/28/2012

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