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America : Sir J. Moore / H. Moll

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A rare and unusual Western Hemisphere map from an important publication. Sir Jonas Moore was a significant figure in London at a time of great national activity in the sciences and miltarily. Surveyor General to the Royal Ordnance and Fellow of the Royal Society, Moore made the Tower of London a centre of scientific observation and patronage including, amongst his students two budding astronomers, John Flamsteed and Edmund Halley. Sir Jonas Moore's "A New Systeme of the mathematicks" comprised text on numerous sciences including mathematics, cosmography, navigation and geography. Volume two includes a series of maps of the whole world. Although only two of these maps have a signature, that of the young Herman Moll, their style is typically Moll's and it is reasonable to consider these maps amongst his earliest works. This map has his imprint "H.Mol schulp". This map shows the Western Hemisphere as perceived in the second half of the seventeenth century; Pacific outlines include the mythical Terre de Jesso in the northern pacific and California is an island, the North American Great Lakes appear with completed shorelines and so on. Overall a good example of a scarce map.
mapmakers: Sir J. Moore H. Moll  
place and date of publication: London 1681
medium and colour: copperplate, uncoloured
size in mm: 170 by 210mm (6.75 by 8.25 inches).
ref: 43317

Price: £ 600£ 360

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