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Auction 146, Lot 36

"A New Map of the World According to the New Observations", Moll, Herman

Subject: World

Period: 1740 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.1 x 7.1 inches
28.2 x 18 cm
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A nice double hemisphere map showing California as an Island. In North America, both Baron Lahontan's fictitious R. Longue and a Str. of Annian indicate the possibility of a Northwest Passage. Northwestern North America and northeast Asia are left blank and unmapped. Above Japan, a partial coastline of the Land of Iesso is depicted. Australia's northern coast suggests a connection to New Guinea, and the coastlines for Tasmania and New Zealand are incomplete. Above the hemispheres is a north polar projection.

References: cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MOLL-2a #1.

Condition: B+

Some light soiling with a few small spots and one tiny hole in the eastern hemisphere that has been professionally repaired with minor loss of image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/4/2013