1701 Moll - The Isle of California, New Mexico, Louisiane, The River Misisipi and the Lakes of Canada [Island of California]

SOLD: Moll's 1701 North America with California as an island

Title:

The Isle of California, New Mexico, Louisiane, The River Misisipi and the Lakes of Canada

Map maker:

Herman Moll

Place and Year:

London, 1701

Dimensions:

16 x 18.3 cm (6¼ x 7¼ in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

First edition of this attractive, detailed, and rather unusual map of most of North America, with California an island resting off the west coast of North America.

McLaughlin notes that "California as an island with indented northern coast. Annian, Straits of Annian, and The North Straits to north."

Issued on p.152 of part 2 of Moll's A System of Geography, 1701, in the chapter Northern America and the Arctick Countries.

CONDITION NOTES

Very good or better. The map is situated on a sheet with text measuring 31.5 x 19.5 cm (12¼ x 7¾ in).

IDENTIFIER

NL-00098

REFERENCES

Leighly 119; McLaughlin 144; Tooley 78; Wagner NW Coast 487; Wheat Transmississippi 81 & 109; Reinhartz, "Herman Moll, Geographer ---" in The Mapping of the American Southwest, pp 18-36.

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