(B11) Title: “The Philippine Islands and others of the East Indies According to the Newest Observations” by Herman Moll, from Salmon’s Modern History of all Nations published by Thomas Salmon in London (1754). 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. 15 x 12 inches (approx. 38 x 30 cm).
Discussion: Herman Moll (1654 – 1732) arrived in London in 1678 where he opened a book and map store and began producing maps based upon his study of other cartographers. His exact origins are unknown, though likely Amsterdam. This map of the Philippine Islands, seems to center more on Borneo, and is one of the more detailed and accurate European maps of this period.
Condition: Slight aging and wrinkles confined to margins. Overall this map remains in Near Fine condition.