A Map of the Bay of Campechy.


Title:
A Map of the Bay of Campechy.
Date:
C1703
Mapmaker:
Herman Moll (fl 1678-1732)
Image Size:
150mm x 280mm (5.91" x 11.02")
Condition:
Slight smudging of printers ink along right fold, otherwise in good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving.
Price:

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$A 275
Stock Number:
CA MEX 1703 MOLL (NIGL) (F05)
Description:

The Bay of Campeche Mexico was named by Fernando de Cordoba and Antonio de Alaminos in 1517. 

Image size: 150mm x 280mm (6” x 11.2”), Condition: Slight smudging of printers ink along right fold, otherwise in good condition. Technique: Hand coloured copper engraving.

Biography:

Herman Moll (fl 1678-1732)

A Dutch emigre who came to London about 1680 following the Scanian Wars, he first worked as an engraver for Moses Pitt, later setting up his own business and becoming, after the turn of the century, the foremost map publisher in England.

As his fame grew he became a well known figure at in the group of Intelligencia who gathered at Jonathon's Coffee House in Exchange Alley or Change Alley. This narrow alleyway connecting shops and coffeehouses in an old neighbourhood of the City of London, served as a convenient shortcut from the Royal Exchange on Cornhill to the Post Office on Lombard Street. Shops once located in Exchange Alley included ship chandlers, makers of navigation instruments such as telescopes, and goldsmiths from Lombardy in Italy. The coffee houses of Exchange Alley, especially Jonathan's and Garraway's, became an early venue for the lively trading of shares and commodities. Moll was able to obtain crucial information from the lively commercial and intellectual scene in the area. 

Moll was at the forefront of map making during his working life and his maps reflect his ever inquisitive nature.

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