According to the Newest and most Exact Observations by Herman Moll
Original editions of this masterpiece are realising upwards of $35,000 at auction. When you inspect the thrilling and exhausting detail contained in this work of art it's easy to understand why this is such a sort after and valuable piece.
19.5" x 17" or 24.5" x 17" (50 x 43 or 62 x 43 cms)
this edition dates from circa 1700. The variegated colouring which is of exceptional quality and
retain its original vibrance would have been meticulously and sympathetically
effected by hand after publication, as of course colour printing was not to appear
until many centuries later.
Amongst the stunning features to be enjoyed within this Old Map of America are insets of The Gulf of Mexico and Carolina, Charlestown and more, a stunning depiction of the wild life around Niagra Falls and various fascinating notes including an account of the Treaty of Utrecht and its rules therein concerning the rights of the French fishing fleet!
Altogether a most thrilling publication and a thing of great beauty.
Apart from the outstanding beauty of this piece the hand engraved notes around the map are noteworthy. In the account of sea ports Molls has to say: ' The Western Post sets out from Philadelphia every Friday leaving letters at Burlington and Perth Amboy and arrives at New York on Sunday night - distance between Philadelphia and New York being 106 miles. The Post goes out Eastwards . . . read on using our Zoomify feature or better still order this magnificent piece now and treasure it in the comfort of your own home.