Auction 154, Lot 161

"Florida Calle'd by ye French Louisiana &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1728 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.7 x 7.8 inches
27.2 x 19.8 cm

This map is based on Moll's larger map of 1720 and portrays the Gulf Coast and Florida with detail of Indian villages, missions, mines and forts. It is one of the earliest printed maps to describe the roads and trading paths in the region. It is also filled with interesting notations including notes on La Salle's landing in Texas in 1685, the Cenis Missions and early Texas settlements in 1716-17, and the limits of King Charles II's Grant to the Lord Proprietors (Carolina) in 1663.

References: Cumming (SE) #201, Phillips (A) #574.

Condition: A

Issued on a clean sheet of watermarked paper with a small stain mostly confined to the top blank margin and a few tiny worm holes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/16/2015