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Auction 164, Lot 52

"America", Moll, Herman

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1709 (published)

Publication: The Compleat Geographer...

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 6.7 inches
18.5 x 17 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. Published in the third edition of Moll's The Complete Geographer....

References: McLaughlin #173.

Condition: A

A strong impression with a printer's crease at lower right and light show-through of text on verso. Outside the map image, there is a short archivally repaired edge tear at bottom and minor soiling.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/13/2017