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WITH 20 FOLDING HERMAN MOLL MAPS OF THE AMERICAS, AS WELL AS AN EARLY ENGLISH MAP OF AUSTRALIA

(MOLL, Herman). Atlas Geographus [Volume V]. In the Savoy [London], 1717.

First edition of Volume V (of five) of this renowned early 18th-century atlas—an important and desirable volume covering the Americas and Australia, often offered separately—with 21 engraved maps (20 folding) by Herman Moll. This volume contains ten folding maps of South America, and ten folding maps of Central America, North America, and the islands of the Caribbean. Included in this volume on the Americas is a 22-page chapter on "Terra Australis Incognita, or the Unknown Southern Land," which features an early map of "New Guinea, New Britain, and New Holland"—i.e., an early English map of the Australian continent. $3800.

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HOMANN’S LARGE FOUR-PART MAP OF BRITISH AMERICA, 1737, USED AS EVIDENCE IN BOUNDARY DISPUTES WITH FRANCE AND SPAIN

(AMERICA) HOMANN, Johann Baptista. Dominia Anglorum in America Septentrionali. Nuremberg, 1737.

Four handsome hand-colored maps on a single sheet, depicting English colonies in maritime Canada, New England, Virginia, Maryland and Carolina, based upon individual maps in Herman Moll’s Atlas Minor (1729) and used “as pictorial counterclaims to offset earlier maps by Delisle” that favored French boundaries. $1500.

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