An interesting and attractive 18th century map of Monmouthshire which was produced by Herman Moll* for his A New Description of England and Wales**(London:1724-1753). The maps from this series are noted for their depiction of antiquities in the margins. In the case of the Monmouthshire this includes a fragment of an Altar, a Roman fibula (brooch), an alabaster statue and a chequered pavement.The plate number ‘(38)’ in the top left border dates this example from 1724 to 1739.
*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 original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 31.7cms by 19cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins; centrefold, as issued. There is a minor tear in the bottom margin which outside the printed area. 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 280 years old.
**Also published under the title A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England & Wales.