C1726

A New Map of Italy, Distinguishing all the Sovereignties in it, whether States, Kingdoms, Dutchies, Principalities, Republicks &c. With the Post Roads….

Herman Moll’s spectacular large two sheet map of Italy, with an elaborate title cartouche at top left right and three insets at lower left of; a Cataract of Air on Mount Aeolius, the eruption of both Mt. Vesuvius and Mt. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A New Map of Italy, Distinguishing all the Sovereignties in it, whether States, Kingdoms, Dutchies, Principalities, Republicks &c. With the Post Roads….

Date:

C1726

Condition:

Wear to centre fold as usual, lower right corner supported on verso, minor chips at sheet edges, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

1010mm 
x 600mm

Paper Size: 

1038mm 
x 636mm
AUTHENTICITY
A New Map of Italy, Distinguishing all the Sovereignties in it, whether States, Kingdoms, Dutchies, Principalities, Republicks &c. With the Post Roads.... - Antique Map from 1726

Genuine antique
dated:

1726

Description:

Herman Moll’s spectacular large two sheet map of Italy, with an elaborate title cartouche at top left right and three insets at lower left of; a Cataract of Air on Mount Aeolius, the eruption of both Mt. Vesuvius and Mt. Aetna.

From Moll’s, A Catalogue of a New and Complete set of Twenty-five Two-Sheet Maps.

Hermann Moll (1678 - 1732)

Moll was 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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