|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||[London, Abel Swall, c. 1695]|
|Dimensions||24 x 188 mm|
An interesting and finely detailed map of England, with roads radiating from London to all parts of the country. First published in the fourth volume of Moll's "Thesaurus Geographicus" in 1695.
Herman Moll (c.1654-1732) was born in Germany and came to England in the 1670s. He worked as an independent cartographer and geographer, and traded as a map publisher and seller for two years, and then worked for other publishers. Moll established his own business and eventually dominated the early eighteenth century map trade. He produced many maps and atlases of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. His county maps were all boldly engraved in a heavy style. Moll was also an active member in academic and intellectual circles, being a close associate of Daniel Defoe, Robert Boyle, Robert Hooke, and, most importantly for his cartographic career, the pre-eminent English explorer of the era, William Dampier.
Condition: Excellent impression, with minor overall time toning. Repair to lower left edge.