Auction 169, Lot 74

"America", Moll, Herman

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1695 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 6.8 inches
18.8 x 17.3 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. Measures 7.9 x 11.9" with English text.

References: McLaughlin #173.

Condition: A

A sharp impression, with the letterpress titles above and below the map overlapping the map image.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/12/2018