Auction 163, Lot 157

"Florida Called by ye French Louisiana &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial Southern United States

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.8 x 7.9 inches
27.4 x 20.1 cm

This map is based on Moll's larger map of 1720 and portrays the Gulf Coast and Florida with detail of Indian villages, missions, mines and forts. It is one of the earliest printed maps to describe the roads and trading paths in the region. It is also filled with interesting notations including notes on La Salle's landing in Texas in 1685, the Cenis Missions and early Texas settlements in 1716-17, and the limits of King Charles II's Grant to the Lord Proprietors (Carolina) in 1663.

References: Cumming (SE) #201, Phillips (A) #574.

Condition: A

A bright example on paper with a fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark, short centerfold separations confined to the blank margins, and a small chip at bottom right, well away from the image.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/14/2017

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