C1671
 (1681)

A Map of all the Earth And how after the Flood it was divided among the Sons of Noah

Mapmaker:

Joseph Moxon (1627 - 1691)

Joseph Moxon, the little-known English hydrographer, was one of the earliest compilers of sea charts with his Book of Sea Plats, 1657. In the same year he republished Wright’s rare world map on Mercator’s projection. In 1671 Moxon issued six … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A Map of all the Earth And how after the Flood it was divided among the Sons of Noah

Date:

C1671
 (1681)

Mapmaker:

Joseph Moxon (1627 - 1691)

Condition:

In good condition, with fold as issued.

Technique:

Copper engraving hand coloured

Image Size: 

455mm 
x 325mm

Frame Size: 

780mm 
x 650mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Map of all the Earth And how after the Flood it was divided among the Sons of Noah - Antique Map from 1671

Genuine antique
dated:

1681

Description:

Joseph Moxon, the little-known English hydrographer, was one of the earliest compilers of sea charts with his Book of Sea Plats, 1657. In the same year he republished Wright’s rare world map on Mercator’s projection.

In 1671 Moxon issued six biblically-inspired maps which, according to an advertisement in the Term Catalogues, were intended to be bound in bibles. Moxon claimed that the originals for the maps came from an assembly of Dutch ministers who selected from ‘authors that have set forth Mappes of the like nature: Abraham Ortelius, Christaen Adrichon, Arnold and Nicolas Geilkerk..” The general map shows how the world was divided up among the sons of Noah after the Flood and is dedicated to Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury. Biblical scenes surround the map including one of Japhet, Noah’s son shown occupying North America.

Although intended for a bible, the geography knowledge shown, is current with Australia shown with the discoveries made by Able Tasman on his first (1642-3) and second voyage (1644) and California is shown as an island.

This second state of Moxon’s world map is identified by the inclusion of, name 57. Pesibsania sic in the list of names.

Reference; Baynton-Williams p.471-473, NLA Bib ID 1534027, Shirley 457, ill.Pl.339 (1st state)

Mapmaker:

Joseph Moxon (1627-1691)

Globemaker, mapmaker, instrument-maker, printer, publisher, letter-founder, engraver, author and translator. Hydrographer to the King.

Born at Wakefield, Yorkshire the son of James Moxon, a puritan printer who worked at Delft and Rotterdam in Holland. Moxon is said to have attended Wakefield Grammar School. He worked in partnership with his brother James as a printer 1646-1649, both brothers having become free of the Weavers’ Company by patrimony in 1646. He thereafter spent some years training as a globe and mapmaker, perhaps in Holland, perhaps with Blaeu. He was in partnership with John Sugar and advsertising globes in London in 1653 and later successfully petioned, with the support of Isaac Newtown and others, to be appointed Hydrographer to the King “for the making of globes, maps and sea-platts.” the warrant signed 10 Jan. 1662. Elected a Felow of the Royal Society 1678.

He produced, ‘A book of drawing, limming, washing or colouring of mapps and prints‘ 1647.

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