Auction 159, Lot 78

"America", Moll, Herman

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1723 (published)

Publication: The Complete Geographer...

Color: Hand Color

7 x 7.5 inches
17.8 x 19.1 cm

This uncommon map shows California as an island on the Briggs model with no place names given. To the northwest the wildly stretched coast of Jesso nearly touches California. Hudson Bay opens up to give an early hint of the Great Lakes. Santa Fe is named in New Mexico. Western Canada is labeled New North Wales. A huge and ill-defined coastline in the lower left is an early representation of New Zealand. On a sheet with text measuring 8.4 x 12.3" and published in the fourth edition of Moll's The Complete Geographer....

References: McLaughlin #173.

Condition: A

A nice impression with a repaired chip in the left blank margin and light text show-through.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/14/2016