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Auction 196, Lot 109

"A New Map of New Found Land, New Scotland the Isles of Breton, Anticoste, St. Iohns &c. Together with the Fishing Bancks", Moll, Herman

Subject: Eastern Canada

Period: 1781 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 7.1 inches
25.9 x 18 cm
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This is the fourth state of Moll's map of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, which was first published in The British Empire in America in 1708. It appears to be based on Thornton's two maps of 1676 and 1689, in which Acadia has a triangular shape and Newfoundland has a truncated top. The map shows particularly good detail of the fishing banks and coastlines. The page number 49 is engraved inside the border at top right, distinguishing this state.

References: Kershaw #566.

Condition: B+

A nice impression on a lightly toned sheet with minor offsetting.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/7/2024