An interesting and attractive 18th century map of the county of Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire, two prospect views of Stonehenge decorate the top, whereas at the bottom, various Roman artifacts are displayed. The inclusion of a plate number ‘(7)’ dates this example to between 1724 and 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 later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 18.9cms by 31.2cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins. There are a couple of minor wormholes in the bottom right corner. 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.
**Also published under the title A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England & Wales.