A MAP OF TERRA FIRMA GUIANA AND THE ANTILLES ISLANDS

£120

Uncommon and quite detailed map

of the West Indies and northern South America by Herman Moll.

It covers from Florida to the the Amazon River. Includes the modern day countries of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana and Brazil.

The city of Manoa and the location of El Dorao are also marked.

Finely engraved, a hallmark of Moll's work with a box cartouche and compass rose.

Uncoloured as issued.

Excellent condition

Published in London in Thomas Salmon`s "Modern History: or the Present State of All Nations

code : M4304

Cartographer : MOLL Herman

Date : 1740c London

Size : 18.5*25.5 cms

availability : Available

Price : £120

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Herman Moll (1654? - 1732) was an important 18th century map publisher and engraver based in London and Holland

He moved to London in 1680 where he worked as an engraver for Moses Pitt, among other London map publishers. Around the turn of the century, Moll set up his own shop where he produced a large corpus of work known for its high quality and decorative flair.