Moll, Herman
1701

Moll's fine map of Terra Firma or Northern South America

Terra Firma

DESCRIPTION: Herman Moll's scarce map of Terra Firma and the Caribbean Islands. No sale of this item is recorded in AMPR in the last 17 years.

Covers from Cuba south as far as the Amazon River. Includes the modern day nations of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana and Brazil. Moll notes the city of Manoa and the location of El Dorado (lost city of gold) west of the Prime or Parima Lake.

During Spain's New World Empire, its mainland coastal possessions bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico were referred to collectively as the Spanish Main. The southern portion of these coastal possessions were known as the Province of Tierra Firme ( Terra Firma ), or the "Mainland province". (Source Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Tierra_Firme)

From Moll's "A System of Geography: Or A New and Accurate Description of the Earth In all its Empires, Kingdoms and States" (London), 1701.

CREATOR: Moll, Herman

PUBLICATION DATE: 1701

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Colombia

BODY OF WATER: Caribbean Sea

CONDITION: Fair.  Faint color. Map shows dirt and wear from handling.

COLORING: Old outline color.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 6 " x 5 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 5

PRICE: $180

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