Herman Moll (ca. 1654–1732) was a Dutch-born cartographer, engraver, and publisher who became one of the most prominent mapmakers in England during the late 17th and early 18th centuries.

After migrating to London in the 1670s, Moll quickly established himself in the city’s cartographic and publishing circles. In England, Moll forged relationships with other notable figures, both in the world of cartography and in the broader literary and commercial spheres. His detailed and often innovative maps, covering areas from the British Isles to the world at large, reflected both the political landscape and the expanding knowledge of the world during his era.

Moll’s works are not only significant for their geographical accuracy and detail but also for their cultural and historical insights, often including intricate details and commentary on colonial ambitions and trade routes.