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In about 1678 Herman Moll, a German, came to London and worked as an engraver working for other publishers. He soon set up his own business publishing atlases and also separate maps of all parts of the world. His work was varied, ranging from miniature maps to large very decorative wall maps. This map of Surrey is illustrated with antiquarian discoveries, including Saxon coins, and also shows a view of the west side of London Bridge. It was published, as part of a fine series of county maps, in the "New Description of England" of 1724. The county maps from this atlas are famous for their side panels with drawings of architectural remains from the area shown. With minor marginal reinforcement an attractive example.
mapmaker: H. Moll
place and date of publication: London 1724-
medium and colour: copperplate, Colouredref: 42978
size in mm: 190 by 310mm (7.5 by 12.25 inches).
Price: £ 220
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