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Auction 161, Lot 186

"A New Map of Virginia, and Maryland", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States

Period: 1708 (circa)

Publication: The British Empire in America...

Color: Black & White

7.1 x 10.1 inches
18 x 25.7 cm

This is the first state of the first edition of this highly detailed map of the Chesapeake Bay region. It was based on information from Augustine Herrman's map of 1673 and became one of the most familiar depictions of Virginia and Maryland during the first half of the eighteenth century. The map features the Tidewater region and marks the sites of plantations and Indian villages, in addition to counties, towns, off-shore shoals, and islands. This map was published in the first edition of John Oldmixon's The British Empire in America....

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.OLD-1a #4; cf. Stephenson & McKee #II-16; Wooldridge #85.

Condition: B+

There is light foxing and several archivally repaired edge tears primarily in the blank margins, but also includes one at left that extends 1" into the image. Several tiny wormholes have also been archivally repaired on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/8/2017