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Auction 161, Lot 97

"A New Map of North America According to the Newest Observations", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial North America

Period: 1745 (circa)


Color: Black & White

9.8 x 6.9 inches
24.9 x 17.5 cm
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Attractive small map of North America that extends to include the West Indies and northern South America. The island of California dominates the west coast with the Straits of Anian, Mozeemlek Country, and Parts Unknown shown above the island. The British Colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard and Florida occupies all of the present southern United States. Lake Superior is simply named Upper Lake. Lahontan's mythical Longue River stretches between two lakes in the west, with a notation of "Many villages on the islands" in the most western lake. A decorative compass rose fills the Great South Sea.

References: cf. McLaughlin #225.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with numerous small separations along the right fold and a few tiny wormholes that have all been repaired on verso with archival materials. Remargined at left with old paper.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/8/2017