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Auction 168, Lot 378

"A Map of Terra Firma. Guiana and the Antilles Islands", Moll, Herman

Subject: Northern South America & Lesser Antilles

Period: 1745 (circa)

Publication: Modern History

Color: Black & White

10.2 x 7.1 inches
25.9 x 18 cm

This small map covers all of the West Indies and South America, north of the equator. In Guyana, the large, legendary (and misspelled) Prime Lake is noted on the Equator, with the mythical city of gold, Manoa o el Dorado named on its shores. The tip of Florida is labeled Part of Louisiana and the Great Bahama Bank (Bahama Shoald) is clearly indicated. Published in London in Thomas Salmon's Modern History: or the Present State of All Nations.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.SALM-1c #40.

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with light offsetting from an opposing page of text.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 6/6/2018