5 December 2008
MOLL, Herman. To the Right Honourable John Lord Sommers... This Map of North America... [London]: Sold by H. Moll... in ye Strand, printed for J. Bowles... at the Black Horse in Cornhill and T. Bowles... in St. Paul's Church Yard. And by P. Overton... Fleetstreet and by John King... in the Poultry, [ca 1730].
Engraved map, on two joined sheets, 592 x 973 mm, hand-colored in outline, dedication and title in elaborate cartouche upper left, with a large vignette of "A View of a Stage & also of ye manner of Fishing for Curing & Drying Cod at New Foundland," and small vignettes of "St. John's Harbour," Boston Harbour, "New York, Ashley & Cooper River," "Port Royal Harbour," "The Bay & City of ye Havana," "The Bay of Pto Bella," "La Vera Cruz," "Cartegena Harbour and Forts," and "The Port of Acapulco" lower left. (Vertical folds discreetly repaired at foot.) Matted. Provenance: Contemporary annotation on verso. From A Catalogue of a New and Complete set of Twenty-five Two-Sheet Maps first published 1710-1715 and then re-issued ca 1730 with 30 maps. Phillips Atlases 554 7; Tooley Maps and Map-makers p. 113.
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