ALL ITEMS: 'Moll--Herman


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1375Antique map  of the lower tip of Btittany, France.DetailsMoll, Herman1695
Antique map of Belle Isle, Brest, in Brittany France
Moll, Herman
1695
LOC:7
$0.00Moll--HermanAntique-map-of-Belle-Isle--Brest--in-Brittany-FranceSOLD <br></br> Attractive antique copper-engraved map by Moll of the lower tip of Brittany (Bretagne), France from roughly the Pointe de Corsen, past Pointe de Kermorvan, le Conquet, Brest, and Crozon. This scarce map is titled "The Marquisate and Government of Bell-Isle Divided into its Four Parishes of the Palace, Bangor, Lomaria, and Sauzon." <br></br> One unusual feature of this map is the large number of mills the cartographer identifies, perhaps because their high elevation, like that of church steeples, would have provided coastal mariners with navigational reference points ashore. Together Moll's emphasis on features of great height and the rhumb lines with compass rose, suggest the original inspiration for this map is derived from a nautical chart. Verso with map of Belle Isle, France in the Sea of Bretagne. <br></br> Both maps on a single sheet 8" x 12" with English text regarding the political geography on both sides. London: Abel Swale and Tim Child publishers. From their scarce: "Thesaurus Geographicus. A new body of geography: or, a compleat description of the Earth … ". 1695.
3599Earliest printed map of the Galapagos Islands, in the Pacific Ocean.DetailsMoll, Herman1699
First printed map focused on the Galapagos Islands (French ed.)
Moll, Herman
1699
LOC:52
$0.00Moll--HermanFirst-printed-map-focused-on-the-Galapagos-Islands-(French-ed-)SOLD <br></br> French language version of this scarce map of the Galapagos Islands which is the <b>earliest printed map of the Galapagos</b>. This small antique engraved map was based on a manuscipt map drawn by <b>William Ambrosia Cowley</b>. Cowley was sailing master of a pirate ship captained by John Eaton in 1684 when they made landfall at the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Cowley's narrative of the voyage entitled 'Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe' was published in English in the 'COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL VOYAGES' by William Hacke from London in 1699. <br></br> In Cowley's manuscript journal he recorded his first observations of the Galapagos: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Then we came to an Anchor in a very good Harbour, lying toward the Northernmost end of a fine Island, under the Equinoctial Line: Here being great plenty of Provisions, as Fish, Sea and Land Tortoises, some of which weighed at least 200 Pound weight, which are excellent good Food. Here are also abundance of Fowls, viz. Flemingoes and Turtle Doves; the latter whereof were so tame, that they would often alight upon our Hats and Arms, so as that we could take them alive, they not fearing Man, until such time as some of our Company did fire at them, whereby they were rendered more shy." (Cowley, W.A., "Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe" <a href="http://www.galapagos.to/TEXTS/COWLEY.HTM#GalapagosSection" target="_blank">Internet</a>) </div> <br></br> <b>Cowley's Names of the Galapagos Islands from English Edition </b> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;margin: 2em;"> <li>King Charles's Island <li>Crossman's Island <li>Brattles Island <li>Sir Anthony Dean's Island <li>Eure's Island <li>Dassigneys Island <li>Bindlos's Island <li>Duke of York's Island <li>Duke of Norfolk's Island <li>Duke of York's Island <li>Duke of Albemarle's Island <li>Sir John Narborough's <li>Cowley's enchanted Island <li>Earl of Abington's Island </ul>
1091Earliest printed map of the Galapagos Islands, in the Pacific Ocean.DetailsMoll, Herman1699
First printed map to focus on the Galapagos Islands
Moll, Herman
1699
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$0.00Moll--HermanFirst-printed-map-to-focus-on-the-Galapagos-IslandsSOLD<br></br> Very scarce map of the Galapagos Islands and the earliest printed map of the Galapagos.
1092Earliest printed map of Peypses Island.DetailsMoll, Herman1699
First printed map of Peypses or Pepys Island.
Moll, Herman
1699
LOC:5
$225.00Moll--HermanFirst-printed-map-of-Peypses-or-Pepys-Island-Four scarce views on one sheet based on a manuscipt maps drawn by <b>William Ambrosia Cowley</b>. The views are of: the Island Of John Ferdinando; the perhaps fictitious Peypses Island; Nutmegg Island; and the Cape of Good Hope, at the southern tip of the African continent. <br></br> Cowley was sailing master of a pirate ship captained by John Eaton in 1684 when they made landfall at the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Cowley's narrative of the voyage entitled 'Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe' was published in the 'COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL VOYAGES' by William Hacke from London in 1699. <br></br> In Cowley's manuscript journal he recorded his landing at an island he called <b>Pepyes Island</b>: <div class="indenttextblock"> "We held our Course S. W. till we came into the lat. of 47 deg. where we saw Land; the same being an Island not before known, lying to the Westward of us. It was not inhabited, and I gave it the Name of Pepys Island. We found it a very commodious place for Ships to water at and take in Wood, and it has a very good Harbour, where a thousand sail of Ships may safely ride: Here is great plenty of Fowls, and we judge, abundance of Fish, by reason of the Grounds being nothing but Rocks and Sands. " </div> Of John Ferdinando (Isla Juan Fernandez or Más a Tierra) Cowley wrote: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Capt. Bartholomew Sharpe was here in the Year 1680, and finding no People on it, he called it Queen Catherines Island; and when he sailed away did leave one Man on shoar, which was a Mosquito Indian, who lived here alone near 4 Years. … there being several of our Ships Company who were at the leaving of this Indian there by Capt. Sharpe, and among others Capt. Edmond Cook and Mr. William Dampier". (Cowley, W.A., "Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe" <a href="http://www.galapagos.to/TEXTS/COWLEY.HTM#GalapagosSection" target="_blank">Internet</a>) </div>
3637Scarce map of Terra Firma and the Caribbean Islands.DetailsMoll, Herman1701
Moll's fine map of Terra Firma or Northern South America
Moll, Herman
1701
LOC:77
$180.00Moll--HermanMoll-s-fine-map-of-Terra-Firma-or-Northern-South-AmericaHerman 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. <br></br> 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. <br></br> 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) <br></br> 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.
2482Moll map of Florida, Gulf Coast,  Caribbean, and Central America.DetailsMoll, Herman1709
Mexico, or New Spain With Guadalajara, Guatemala, and Florida
Moll, Herman
1709
LOC:52
$500.00Moll--HermanMexico--or-New-Spain-With-Guadalajara--Guatemala--and-FloridaA map dealer's map!! I love it! <br></br> Hermans Moll's classic map of the United States, Caribbean, and Central America. Moll has divided the area into the four provinces of Mexico, Guadalajara Guatemala, and Florida. Pacific Ocean is labeled "The Great South Seas"; the Gulf of Mexico is sub-titled "the Bay of Mexico". Beginning of Chapter VII. Page 214. English text on verso. <br></br> Herman Moll (1654-1732) was a publisher, cartographer, and engraver who operated a book and map store in London.
3673Antique map of  Peru, Quito, Popayan, and the Isthmus of Darien.DetailsMoll, Herman1720
Antique Chart of the west coat of Panama, Colombia, Equador, and Peru
Moll, Herman
1720
LOC:77
$250.00Moll--HermanAntique-Chart-of-the-west-coat-of-Panama--Colombia--Equador--and-PeruCompact antique chart of the west coast of Panama, Colombia, Equador, and Peru by Herman Moll <br></br> <b>Herman Moll</b> (1654-1732) was a publisher, cartographer, and engraver who operated a book and map store in London.
1353Antique Polar Map of the North Pole by Herman Moll.DetailsMoll, Herman1736
Original Antique Polar Map of the North Pole
Moll, Herman
1736
LOC:1
$425.00Moll--HermanOriginal-Antique-Polar-Map-of-the-North-PoleFine original antique 18th-century polar map of the <b>North Pole</b> annotated with observations and facts regarding early exploration of the north polar region. This striking polar projection shows Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Nova Zembla, portions of North America and Northern Europe. Text blocks at right and left detail the sun's movement at high latitudes and the explorations of the polar region by Frobisher, Davis and others <br></br> Printed for Tho: Bowles next ye Chapter House in St. Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill, London <br></br> <b>Herman Moll</b> (1654-1732) was a publisher, cartographer, and engraver who operated a book and map store in London.
892Antique map of Port Royal Sound and Hilton HeadDetailsMoll, Herman1736
Antique Chart of Port Royal Harbor, South Carolina
Moll, Herman
1736
LOC:3
$425.00Moll--HermanAntique-Chart-of-Port-Royal-Harbor--South-CarolinaThis antique chart of <b>Port Royal Sound</b>, drawn by Herman Moll before 1732, is the earliest obtainable large-scale chart focused on the Port Royal / Beaufort, South Carolina area and one of the earliest to name <b>Hilton Head</b>. With locations identified for two proposed forts guarding the main channel to "Bauford Town" (Beaufort), which was located by Moll on Parris Island ("Port Royal Island"). Other noted features include St. Helena Island, with Phillips Point and St. Michaels Head. Numerous soundings and sandbars are indicated. <br></br> Moll added this description of the area below the title block: <div class="indenttextblock">"Port Royal River lies 20 Leagues from Ashley River SW it has a bold entrance 19 or 20 foot at low-water. The Harbor is large, safe, and commodious and runs into ye best country in Carolina. Here ye air is always cleer and agreeable to Europian constitutions".</div> </br> <b>Herman Moll</b> (1654-1732) was a publisher, cartographer, and engraver who operated a book and map store in London. This old map of Port Royal, Hilton Head, and Beaufort S.C. is from the 3rd edition of Moll's "Atlas Minor: or a New and Curious Set of Sixty-two Maps", published for Thomas and John Bowles in 1736.
893Antique map of Port Royal Sound and Hilton HeadDetailsMoll, Herman1736
Europe and the Near East
Moll, Herman
1736
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$0.00Moll--HermanEurope-and-the-Near-EastSOLD <br></br> Antique map of Europe, Greenland, Turkey, Persia, and North Africa by Herman Moll. Note for Groenland (Greenland) states: "Ice and Mountains covered with snow." Geographic relief is depicted in a simple pictorial style. This old map of Europe is from the 3rd edition of Moll's "Atlas Minor: or a New and Curious Set of Sixty-two Maps", published for Thomas and John Bowles in 1736. <br></br> <b>Herman Moll</b> (1654-1732) was a publisher, cartographer, and engraver who operated a book and map store in London.