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Auction 146, Lot 333

"A Map of Terra Firma. Guiana and the Antilles Islands", Moll, Herman

Subject: Northern South America & Lesser Antilles

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Modern History

Color: Black & White

10.2 x 7.1 inches
25.9 x 18 cm
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This small map covers all of the West Indies and South America, north of the equator. In Guyana, the large, legendary Prime Lake is noted on the Equator, with the mythical city of gold, Manoa o el Dorado named on its shores. The tip of Florida is labeled Part of Louisiana and the Great Bahama Bank (Bahama Shoald) is clearly indicated. Published in London in Thomas Salmon's Modern History: or the Present State of All Nations.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.SALM-1c #40.

Condition: B+

Some small, scattered stains. There is some paper weakness at far right edge of sheet, causing a couple of small chips along the edge, all far from map image.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 9/4/2013