Lot 195: Moll map with California and Island

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PBA Galleries

2015-11-19 15:16:49

Lot 195: Author: Moll, Herman Title: The Isle of California, New Mexico, Louisiane, The River Misisipi and the Lakes of Canada Place Published: London Publisher: Date Published: 1701 Description: Engraved map. 16x18.3 cm (6 ?x7 ?), on sheet with text measuring 31.5x19.5 cm (12 ?x7?"). 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 "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. Very good or better. Provenance: London, '75. PBA Galleries' Rare Cartography, Exploration & Voyages Thursday, 3rd December 2015 Estimate: $500-800
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