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Auction 142, Lot 631

"Asia According to ye Newest Observations", Moll, Herman

Subject: Asia

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Salmon's Modern History

Color: Black & White

9.8 x 7.1 inches
24.9 x 18 cm
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Attractive reduced version of Moll's map of Asia (1708), which was based on the Delisle prototype. Despite the title claiming that the map was made from the Newest Observations, Moll continues the speculation that Iesso L. (Hokkaido) might be attached to the mainland. Published in London in Thomas Salmon's Modern History: or the Present State of All Nations.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.SALM-1c #3.

Condition: A

Light soiling with one tiny hole in right blank margin and a few professionally repaired tears in top blank margin.

Estimate: $180 - $220


Closed on 11/28/2012