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Auction 98, Lot 102

"A Map of Mexico or New Spain Florida now called Louisiana and Part of California &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial Mexico and Southwest

Period: 1745 (published)

Publication: Osborne's Voyages

Color: Black & White

10 x 7 inches
25.4 x 17.8 cm
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Uncommon, copper engraved map with details throughout including many Indian names and early forts. Extends from about the 37th meridian to South America. The only colony shown is Carolina. Louisiana includes Florida and extends to the Rio Grande (here called the North River). Texas is not named but is inhabited by "White and Black Spaniards", and "Country full of Beevers". The Baja is distorted and the Gulf of California extends too far north, because Moll depicts it as an island on his other maps.

References: McLaughlin #180.

Condition: B

Crisp impression with slight text offsetting, stain in margin, slightly entering map at left.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 3/6/2002