Auction 149, Lot 157

"Carolina [on sheet with] A Map of ye Island of Bermudos, Divided Into Its Tribes, with the Castles, Forts &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial Southeast and Bermuda

Period: 1708 (circa)

Publication: The British Empire in America

Color: Black & White

10.3 x 6.9 inches
26.2 x 17.5 cm

This is the first edition of the Moll-Oldmixon map, which was derived from the important Gascoyne map of 1682. The primary map covers the coast from Cape Henry to B. St. Matheo, and shows small icons representing the numerous plantations in the vicinity of Charlestown. On the sheet at right is a map of Bermuda engraved within its own neatline, with castles and forts marked throughout the island. Moll, a Dutchman living in England since 1680, was "the most prolific designer and publisher of maps of Carolina" and was "as open and effective a protagonist for British territorial claims in North America as was Delisle for the French."

References: Cumming (SE) #148.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression issued folding on watermarked paper with minor soiling and a 1" fold separation at bottom right that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $375

Closed on 5/21/2014