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Lot 0181
Moll, Herman (c.1654-1732).
[Beaver Map] A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye Continent of North America...
Engraved Map with original hand color in part.
Sold By H. Moll over against Deverux Court on the Strand, London, 1715.
40 1/4 x 24 1/2 inches sheet, 45 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches framed.
Handsome example of the famous "Beaver Map," Moll's most celebrated effort as it documents the ongoing dispute between Great Britain and France over the boundaries separating their colonies in America. The map explains the postal routes throughout the British territories and is generally thought to be the first postal map of the colonies. The striking beaver inset serves to not only symbolize the Puritan industriousness needed to settle in America, but also the lucrative fur trade spreading wealth and opportunity among the colonies.

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Moll Beaver Map

Estimate $15,000 - $20,000Jun 8, 2019
New York, NY, USA