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Auction 191, Lot 19

"A New Map of the World According to the New Observations", Moll, Herman

Subject: World

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11 x 7.1 inches
27.9 x 18 cm
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A nice double hemisphere map showing California as an Island. In North America, both Baron Lahontan's fictitious R. Longue and a Str. of Annian indicate the possibility of a Northwest Passage. Northwestern North America and northeast Asia are left blank and unmapped. Above Japan, a partial coastline of the Land of Iesso is depicted. Australia's northern coast suggests a connection to New Guinea, and the coastlines for Tasmania and New Zealand are incomplete. Above the hemispheres is a north polar projection.

References: cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MOLL-2a #1.

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with faint scattered foxing and a couple of soft creases.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $195

Closed on 2/8/2023