London: Knapton, James, 1697.
Map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 6" x 11.25". Page measures 7.25" x 11.75".
Map of southern North America, Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and northern South America. Includes an inset map of the Isles of Cape Verd and an enormous "Gallapagos" Islands along the equator. From 'A New Voyage around the World', Volume I of 'Voyages and Descriptions in Three Parts, viz.' by Captain William Dampier. Dotted line on map indicates Dampier's route. In very good condition. Some wear at original folds. Slight tear at bottom of left fold. Some staining and foxing to image. Of German or Dutch origin, Herman Moll (c. 1654-1732) settled in London in the 1670's where he worked as an engraver for Moses Pitt. By the turn of the century, Moll became the foremost map publisher in England, where he produced Atlases and maps. As an engraver, cartographer, mapseller and globemaker he appealed to the public with his unusual views and vignettes. As the demand for his work was sustained, he issued many revised editions of his work. Hard to find.
Illustrator: Moll, Herman