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Auction 188, Lot 295

"The Island of Barbadoes. Divided into Its Parishes, with the Roads, Paths, &c...", Moll, Herman

Subject: Barbados

Period: 1732 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14.5 x 11.5 inches
36.8 x 29.2 cm
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Bold copper engraved map shows the island fully engraved and filled with towns and villages, roads, mills, plantations, political divisions, and many coastal details. A very decorative compass rose places north to the left. Contained in the title cartouche is a legend and a list of the eleven parishes, each with their population. Note at upper center gives a brief history of Barbados from the reign of King James I. Moll notes at upper right that "This Pocket Companion Contains all ye Roads or Paths, Towns, Churches, Fortifications and Plantations…" Printed for Thomas Bowles and John Bowles.

References: Campbell (MCC-21) #24.

Condition: B

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to stabilize and infill several small areas of loss in the lower third of the image. There is a binding trim at lower left.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/22/2022