Auction 159, Lot 124

"The English Empire in America, Newfound-land. Canada. Hudsons Bay. &c in Plano", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial Eastern United States & Canada

Period: 1723 (circa)

Publication: A System of Geography...

Color: Hand Color

7 x 8.5 inches
17.8 x 21.6 cm

This fascinating map of English possessions in North America stretches from Cuba to the southern tip of Greenland. There is good detail throughout the eastern seaboard, with many rivers named and important settlements and cities such as Jamestown, Plymouth, Boston, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Charleston located. The boundaries of Virginia extend north to Lake Erie, and Pennsylvania's northern border nearly reaches the St. Lawrence River. A note pointing out The 5 Nations of the Iroquois spans from Virginia to Montreal. The St. Lawrence River, Hudson's Bay, Lake Ontario, and Lake Erie all appear in a roughly accurate configuration. A compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lys and radiating rhumb lines adorns the Atlantic, referred to here as the Sea of the English Empire. On a full sheet of English text measuring 8.1 x 12.4".

References: Cumming (SE) #132.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example on watermarked paper with minor show-through of text on verso and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2016