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MOLL, Herman.

A New Map of Great Britian

according to the newest and latest observations by Herman Moll, Geographer.

Published: London. c1730

Stock code: 66021

Price: £1,850

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This is a large scale and detailed map of the newly united ‘Great Britain’, comprising: England, Wales and Scotland. The eastern third of Ireland is also engraved. Moll’s extensive map shows all major roads and highways,together with the mileage in between. Each separate county is coloured in outline. Moll sacrifices decorative embellishments for simple practicality with this map. There are two compass roses and an inset of the Orkney (partial) and the Shetland Islands. Moll completes his map with lengthy textural notes and a plain boxed title. Published in the ‘New and Compleat Atlas’.

2 sheets joined. Size:1020 x 620 mm. Copperplate engraving with original outline colour. Some skilful paper restoration to map folds and to worm holes. Very good condition.

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