The Isle of California, New Mexico, Louisiane, The River Misisipi and the Lakes of Canada


Moll’s 1701 North America with California as an island

Cartographer(s): Herman Moll
Date: 1701
Place: London
Coloring: Uncolored
Dimensions: 16 x 18.3 cm (6¼ x 7¼ in)
Condition Rating: VG

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First edition of this attractive, detailed, and rather unusual map of most of North America, with California an island resting off the west coast of North America.

McLaughlin notes that “California as an island with indented northern coast. Annian, Straits of Annian, and The North Straits to north.”

Issued on p.152 of part 2 of Moll’s A System of Geography, 1701, in the chapter Northern America and the Arctick Countries.


Herman Moll

Herman Moll (ca. 1654 – 22 September 1732) was a London-based cartographer, engraver, and publisher.

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