"The Island of Antego", Moll, Herman
Period: 1729 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
14.4 x 11.4 inches
36.6 x 29 cm
A striking map of the island with detail of roads, towns, forts, churches, cattle mills and sugar plantations. The importance of each place is designated by the number of windmills, with six windmills indicating a "Plantation of Great Note or Sugar work", as noted by the key at right. A boldly engraved compass rose orients the map.
References: Tooley (MCC-55) #11.
A lovely impression on a strong sheet with an Ouroboros watermark, issued folding and now flattened. The left binding side has paper added to facilitate framing.