'CORNWAL. By H. Moll Geographer.' c.1747
An interesting and attractive 18th century map of Cornwall which was produced by Herman Moll* for his A New Description of England and Wales**(London:1724-1747). The maps from this series are noted for their depiction of antiquities in the margins. In the case of the Cornwall map, fthis includes various ancient stones including the Cheese Wring and the Hurlers Stones near Killington. The inclusion of a plate number '(9)' dates this example to the 1747 edition.
*Herman Moll (c.1654-1732), born in either Germany or the Netherlands, came to London in the 1670s where he gradually established himself as one of the leading map publishers of the day. He was particularly noted for his contempt for plagiarists describing them amongst other things as 'ignorant pretenders'.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 30.9cms by 18.3cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins; central fold, as issued. Click on image for better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 270 years old.