Project Description

(B10)  Title:  Asia According to ye Newest Observations” by Herman Moll, from Salmon’s Modern History of all Nations published by Thomas Salmon in London (ca. 1750).  Steel engraving, uncolored.  Image size is approx. 10 x 7 inches (26 x 18 cm) in size.  Matted and shrink wrapped.  Mat size is approx. 14 x 12 inches (approx. 36 x 30 inches).

Discussion:  Attractive and fairly detailed, though reduced from Moll’s 1708 map of Asia.  The islands show inaccuracies in coastlines, and to some degree their relation to each other.  Many of the geographic depictions remain speculative.  This is particularly so in the north east regions.

Condition:  Very strong impression and clear and precise detail.  There are a couple of small ink marks on edges, originating at the time of printing.  Overall condition is Near Fine.

Price:  $200.00