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Moll, Herman
'A NEW AND EXACT MAP OF THE DOMINIONS OF THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN. CONTAINING NEWFOUNDLAND, NEW SCOTLAND, NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, PENSILVANIA, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA AND CAROLINA. ACCORDING TO THE NEWEST AND MOST EXACT OBSERVATIONS'. LONDON: SOLD BY H. MOLL OVER AGAINST DEVERUX COURT IN THE STRAND, 1715
Estimate
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LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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154
Moll, Herman
'A NEW AND EXACT MAP OF THE DOMINIONS OF THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN. CONTAINING NEWFOUNDLAND, NEW SCOTLAND, NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, PENSILVANIA, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA AND CAROLINA. ACCORDING TO THE NEWEST AND MOST EXACT OBSERVATIONS'. LONDON: SOLD BY H. MOLL OVER AGAINST DEVERUX COURT IN THE STRAND, 1715
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 USD
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Moll, Herman
'A NEW AND EXACT MAP OF THE DOMINIONS OF THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN. CONTAINING NEWFOUNDLAND, NEW SCOTLAND, NEW ENGLAND, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, PENSILVANIA, MARYLAND, VIRGINIA AND CAROLINA. ACCORDING TO THE NEWEST AND MOST EXACT OBSERVATIONS'. LONDON: SOLD BY H. MOLL OVER AGAINST DEVERUX COURT IN THE STRAND, 1715
Engraved map of North America on two joined sheets (totaling 40 3/8 x 24 1/4 in.; 1027 x 618 mm). Geographic features partially hand-colored in outline, scenic vignette, dedicatory cartouche, and bodies of water fully hand-colored, inset maps of "the Improved Part of Carolina," "the South Part of Carolina, and the East Part of Florida," "ye Town and Harbour of Charles-Town," and "the Principal Part of North America," large inset vignette of "ye Industry of ye Beavers of Canada," armorial dedicatory cartouche to Walter Dowglass; some minor marginal tears and repairs, a bit of creasing and repaired separations at central intersecting folds. Handsomely framed with UVIII Plexiglass.
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Literature

Cumming, 'Southeast', p. 158; 'Degrees of Latitude' 19; Stevens & Tree 55(a)

Catalogue Note

First state of the celebrated "Beaver map," which is also considered to be the first postal map of the American colonies. "The beaver was an appropriate image for North American maps for two reasons: the animal's importance to the fur trade and its industrious nature" ('Degrees of Latitude').

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