North & South America w/ bold California as an Island 1695 Moll scarce fine mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A General and Particular Description of America.
(North America, South America, Caribbean Sea, Cuba, Florida, Azores, Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Brazil, Paraguay, New Britain, Canada, New Mexico, California as an Island).
Issued 1695, London by Moll.
Interesting late 17th century engraved map.
Depicts California as an Island, as well as an unfinished coastline of a very large New Zealand. European colonies noted in North and South America. Text surrounding map as always.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Sheet measures c. 12 1/2" H x 8" W.
Engraved area measures c. 6 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W.
McLaughlin, Mapping of California as an Island, not noted(!).
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 3.