|Published||[Timothy Childe, London, c. 1701]|
|Dimensions||180 x 177 mm|
A detailed map of England showing the main cities and roads. From Herman Moll's 'A system of geography; or, A new & accurate description of the earth in all its empires, kingdoms and states', published by Timothy Childe in 1701. English text below image and on verso provides an account of navigation.
Inscription above image: 'Britain, Britannia, in general.'
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: Good impression. Light staining to edges of sheet.