"A Map of the North Pole with All the Territories That Lye Near It, Known to Us &c. According to the Latest Discoveries, and Most Exact Observations. Agreeable to Modern History", Moll, Herman
Subject: North Pole
Period: 1732 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
10.9 x 8 inches
27.7 x 20.3 cm
This unusual map depicts the North Pole and shows incomplete northern coastlines for North America and Greenland. Novaya Zemlya is correctly shown as an island facilitating a Northeast Passage to Asia. Above the Pole is Parts Unknown, and three compass roses complete the composition. This is the second state of the map, which includes a publisher's imprint and two panels of text flanking the map.
References: Kershaw #408; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MOLL-9b.
A nice impression on a watermarked sheet with faint toning. There is archival tape reinforcing the centerfold to repair a short separation at bottom.