|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Published||[Thomas and John Bowles, London, c. 1732-1736]|
|Dimensions||258 x 195 mm|
A detailed map of India with parts of Tartary, Persia and the Maldives, featuring the major cities, rivers and mountains. This map was first published by Herman Moll c. 1715 and later used in his Atlas Minor, published by Thomas and John Bowles c. 1732-1736 in London. After Moll's death, the map was published again in Thomas Osbourne's 'A collection of voyages and travels' in 1745.
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: Strong impression.