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Early 18th century Map of Great Britain By Herman Moll

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Early 18th century Map of Great Britain By Herman Moll

 

A New Map of Great Britain According to the Newest and Most Exact Observations By Herman Moll, Geographer. (c. 1726)

Printed By: Thomas Bowles, John Bowles, & John King (London).

Map of Great Britain, oriented to the North. Compass rose.

Inset: Shetland Islands and Part of the Orkney Islands.

Copper engraving, printed from two plates, joined. Heavy laid paper, outline hand-coloring.

Size: Printed area measures: 40-1/8 x 24-3/8 inches (101.6 x 60.96 cm) / Overall paper size including margins: 40-7/8 x 25-1/4 inches (103.82 x 64.13 cm).

Verso: Blank

Condition: Old colored. Occasional minor surface abrasion; Remnant of old hinge tape at 10 points around the reverse border; Remnant of postage stamps at the upper reverse side (used as hinges); Professional restoration along the reverse folds & along a twelve inch crescent shaped tear at the bottom center edge. (See Photo); When held to the light an unobtrusive pin hole is detected; ½ inch reinforcing strip along the left side (contemporary laid paper). Overall very good condition.

From: Moll Herman.  The World Described, or a New and Correct Sett of Maps . . . London, J. & T. Bowles, c. 1726.

 Herman Moll (fl. 1688-1732)

 Shipped unframed, without mat.