A New Mapp of the Roads of England Shewing the Reputed distances from one town to another.

Method Copper engraved with hand colour
Artist Moll, Herman
Published [London, Abel Swall, c. 1695]
Dimensions 24 x 188 mm
Notes 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.
Framing mounted
Price £150.00
Stock ID 46793

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