Auction 170, Lot 82

"A Map of America. According to ye Newest and Most Exact Observations", Moll, Herman

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication: Modern History

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 10.4 inches
18.5 x 26.4 cm

This boldly engraved copper plate map features a huge California as an Island. New Mexico occupies the majority of the West; Santa Fe is the only city named west of the eastern coast, which is labeled British Emp. A remnant of Baron Lahontan's mythical river is shown in the form of R. Longue with a network of large lakes. The Mississippi River is here called R. St. Louis with the Missouri labeled R. St. Philip and the Ohio called the R. S. Jerome. The S. of Annian, is the last named feature in the northwest with the balance of Canada and Alaska simply and honestly labeled as Parts Unknown. This is the second state. Published in London in Thomas Salmon's Modern History: or the Present State of All Nations.

References: McLaughlin #179-2; cf. Phillips (M) p.107; cf. Phillips (A) No.3477-24; Shirley (BL-Atlas) G.SALM-1c #37.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on watermarked paper with minor offsetting from an opposing page of text and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/14/2018