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An 18th century two-sheet map of Africa

Stock No. 22283 Category: Cartographer: MOLL, Herman.

To the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Peterborow and Monmouth, &c. This Map of Africa According to ye Newest and most Exact observations is most humbly Dedicated...
London, John Bowles, Thomas Bowles & Philip Overton, c.1732. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 960 x 580mm.

£1,800

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Moll's large-format map of Africa, first published 1714. It is decorated with a large title cartouche featuring a native fighting a crocodile. Along the bottom are insets, 'A Prospect of the Cape of Good Hope', Cape Coast Castle, James Fort on St Helena and the Dutcvh fort at the Cape of Good Hope.
Moll has also attempted to show the currents and prevailing winds on the trade routes around the Cape to the Indies.

This large-format series was highly popular, and was re-issued several times by various consortia of publishers. Moll died in 1732, and his name was subsequently removed from the imprint.

Additional information

Dimensions 580 × 960 mm
Cartographer

Date

1730

Extra Info

To the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Peterborow and Monmouth, &c. This Map of Africa According to ye Newest and most Exact observations is most humbly Dedicated…

Publication

London, John Bowles, Thomas Bowles & Philip Overton, c.1732. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 960 x 580mm.

Condition

Some restoration to binding folds, as is usual with these large maps, backed on linen.

References

NORWICH: 76; TOOLEY: Africa p. 79.