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The Mapping of North America

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EXTREMELY RARE WITH SIDE PANELS REMOVED. This map is originally from the ‘A New Description of England and Wales’, an English County Atlas first published in 1724. That same year the maps also appeared as ‘A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England and Wales’. The maps most distinguishing features were the decorative antiquities either side of the map but what is little known is that for ‘H. Moll’s British Atlas’ published in 1753 they were removed as here. Only FOUR KNOWN EXAMPLES survive of this atlas. One further edition of the atlas entitled ‘The Travellers Companion’ appeared c.1766 of which only one known copy survives. For this issue many details, especially road information, have been revised. Above the title a new road ‘to Meriden & Coventry’ is added, lower right an extensive network of roads are added to and from Broadway. A further plate number 43 is added upper right. Herman Moll was a Dutchman who settled in England by 1678. Provenance: Private English collection. Hodson (1984-97) 178 & III 178a.
MOLL, Herman

Worcester Shire

London, 1724-[c.68]
EXTREMELY RARE WITH SIDE PANELS REMOVED. 195 x 260 mm., with early outline colour, in good condition.
Stock number: 9078
£ 180
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