Copperplate

H. Moll : 11 items
H. Moll    A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England and Wales 1724/1739
£95
31 x 18.5cm


Herman Moll's maps of the English and Welsh counties were originally designed to illustrate the topographical work entitled A New Description of England and Wales which was first issued in 1724. The publishers (Moll himself, the Bowles brothers and C. Rivington) decided to also put them out as an atlas volume without text, which also appeared in 1724 under the title quoted. There were various later editions of both formats, the last in 1753. This example bears the plate number 3 which dates it to one of the earlier atlas editions of 1724 or 1739. A little light spotting.
Ref: COR 013
 
H. Moll    A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of the Counties of England and Wales / A New Description of England and Wales 1724/1733/1739 (1724)
£195
31 x 18.5cm


Herman Moll's maps of the English and Welsh counties were originally designed to illustrate the topographical work entitled A New Description of England and Wales which was first issued in 1724. The publishers (Moll himself, the Bowles brothers and C. Rivington) decided to also put them out as an atlas volume without text, which also appeared in 1724 under the title A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of the Counties of England and Wales. There were various later editions of both formats, the last in 1753. This example bears the plate number 5 which dates it to one of the earlier atlas editions of 1724 or 1739, or to the serialised re-issue of A New Description ... in 1733. A waterstain to the outer top margin, not affecting the image, but otherwise a good and particularly well coloured example.Supplied mounted and ready to frame.
Ref: DOR 014
 
H. Moll    A New Description of England and Wales/A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England and Wales 1724-35
£145
31 x 19cm


This map first appeared in A New Description of England and Wales, first published by Herman Moll and Thomas and John Bowles in 1724. The work was a topography of England and Wales, based on Camden's Britannia, and accompanied by a set of maps of the English and Welsh counties. The maps were subsequently issued separately in several editions, and under different titles, as a county atlas, for which plate numbers were added. This example is the second state of the map, bearing the plate number 18. This dates it to one of the editions of A New Description of England and Wales or of A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England and Wales published between 1724 and 1739.
Ref: HRT 031
 
H. Moll    A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of the Counties of England and Wales / A New Description of England and Wales 1724-33
£145
19 x 32cm


Herman Moll's maps of the English and Welsh counties were originally designed to illustrate the topographical work entitled A New Description of England and Wales which was first issued in 1724. The publishers (Moll himself, the Bowles brothers and C. Rivington) decided to also put them out as an atlas volume without text, which also appeared in 1724 under the title A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of the Counties of England and Wales. There were various later editions of both formats, the last in 1753. This example bears the plate number 46 which dates it to one of the earlier atlas editions of 1724 or 1739, or to the serialised re-issue of A New Description ... in 1733. Supplied mounted and ready to frame.
Ref: LAN 006
 
H. Moll    A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of the Counties of England and Wales / A New Description of England and Wales 1724-39
£95
19.5 x 32cm


Herman Moll's maps of the English and Welsh counties were originally designed to illustrate the topographical work entitled A New Description of England and Wales which was first issued in 1724. The publishers (Moll himself, the Bowles brothers and C. Rivington) decided to also put them out as an atlas volume without text, which also appeared in 1724 under the title A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of the Counties of England and Wales. There were various later editions of both formats, the last in 1753. This example bears the plate number 28 which dates it to one of the earlier atlas editions of 1724 or 1739, or to the serialised re-issue of A New Description ... in 1733. The Lincolnshire map is interesting for the tide table which takes the place of the usual Roman antiquities. Moll copied this from the Lincolnshire map drawn and engraved by Sutton Nicholls for John Overton in around 1712.
Ref: LIN 011
 
H. Moll    A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of the Counties of England and Wales / A New Description of England and Wales 1724-39
£95
30.5 x 19.5cm


Herman Moll's maps of the English and Welsh counties were originally designed to illustrate the topographical work entitled A New Description of England and Wales which was first issued in 1724. The publishers (Moll himself, the Bowles brothers and C. Rivington) decided to also put them out as an atlas volume without text, which also appeared in 1724 under the title A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of the Counties of England and Wales. There were various later editions of both formats, the last in 1753. This example bears the plate number 22 which dates it to one of the earlier atlas editions of 1724 or 1739, or to the serialised re-issue of A New Description ... in 1733. A few closed marginal tears, one of which just enters the image of one of the coins to the left of the map border.
Ref: NFK 042
 
H. Moll    A New Description of England and Wales 1724
£95
31.5 x 19cm


The absence of a plate number on this map suggests in emanates from the first publication of Moll's county maps together with text as A New Description of England and Wales. It was also shortly afterwards issued in atlas format, for which plate numbers were added. There were several later editions in both formats. The addition of the view of London Bridge to the Surrey map, is an interesting variation of the Roman antiquities which usually decorate the borders. Light foxing, but still an attractive copy, and priced accordingly. Mounted.
Ref: SUR 011
 
H. Moll    A New Description of England and Wales / A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England and Wales 1724-1739
£85
31.5 x 19cm


East Riding. Herman Moll's maps of the English and Welsh counties were originally designed to illustrate the topographical work entitled A New Description of England and Wales which was first issued in 1724. The publishers (Moll himself, the Bowles brothers and C. Rivington) decided to also put them out as an atlas volume without text, which also appeared in 1724 under the title A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of the Counties of England and Wales. There were various later editions of both formats, the last in 1753. This example bears the plate number 43 which dates it to one of the earlier atlas editions of 1724 or 1739, or to the serialised re-issue of A New Description ... in 1733. Supplied mounted.
Ref: YOR 031
 
H. Moll    The Geography of England and Wales 1747 (1724)
£95
31 x 19.5cm


Moll's county atlas was first published in 1724. This map dates from the 1747 edition in which the title of the work was changed, the order in which the maps appeared was revised, and plate numbers were amended accordingly. This is the last edition with the marginal engravings of antiquities which were removed from subsequent editions. A few marginal nicks not affecting the printed area.
Ref: BED 1422
 
H. Moll    A New Description of England and Wales/A Set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England and Wales 1724
£70
32 x 20cm


This map, part of a set of fifty, was first published in 1724 in two works - A New Description of England and Wales, and in A set of Fifty New and Correct Maps of England and Wales. The first of these was a topography of England and Wales, with text based on Camden's Britannia. The second was a county atlas without text. There were several later editions of both works, with variations to the quoted titles. The last edition of 1753 had the engravings of antiquities removed from outside the borderst. The first editions of 1724 had no plate numbers but these were added to later editions. This example is the first state of the map as it lacks a printed plate number, although it bears an old hand written plate number of 45 which is the number of its appearance in the work. Modern colour.
Ref: DUR 044
 
H. Moll    The Geography of England / H. Moll's British Atlas 1747 or 1753 (1724)
£95
31 x 19.5cm


Moll's set of English and Welsh county maps were first published in 1724 in two formats - with descriptive text as a topographical work, and without text as an atlas. The latter format clearly proved motre popular, as later editions included maps alone. Most maps carried illustrations of local antiquities or sights outside their borders, but the map of the islands never enjoyed such embellishments, probably because it required the extra page width to accommodate the small maps of the Scilly Isles and Holy Island, beside the main map of the Isle of Wight. This example is from the editions of 1747 or1753, so identified by the change in plate numbers, the Isle of Wight etc. map now becoming plate 18 (previously plate 9).
Ref: ISL 011