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Auction 164, Lot 35

"A Map of the North Pole with all the Territories that Lye Near it...", Moll, Herman

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Modern History

Color: Black & White

10.7 x 8 inches
27.2 x 20.3 cm

This unusual map depicts the North Pole and shows incomplete northern coastlines for North America and Greenland. Novaya Zemlya is correctly shown as an island facilitating a Northeast Passage to Asia. Above the Pole is Parts Unknown, and three compass roses complete the composition. This is the fourth state of the map, which includes a publisher's imprint, two panels of text flanking the map, and Vol. 1 p. 714 added outside the neatline, at top left. Published in London in Thomas Salmon's Modern History: or the Present State of All Nations.

References: Kershaw #410; Shirley (BL Atlases Vol 2) G.SALM-1c #19.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a clean sheet with light toning along sheet edges.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/13/2017