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*** Nice example of Moll's famous Codfish Map ***
To the Right Honourable John Lord Sommers ... this Map of North America According to ye Newest and Most Exact Observations is Most Humbly Dedicated by ... Herman Moll Geographer - Moll H., c. 1726.
Map of North America, with ten small inset plans of ports and harbours. Insular California.
Elaborate title cartouche with Native Americans on the left; a native chief below, products of the land at his feet; northern natives on the right (Greenland or Newfoundland), harpoons in hand; at the reclining chief's head is a tobacco plant.
Below the cartouche is a composite scene of cod fishing and processing: the annotation describes the scene: A view of a Stage & also of ye manner of Fishing for, Curing & Drying Cod at New Found Land. A. THe Habit of ye Fishermen. B. The Line. C. The manner of fishing. D. The Dressers of ye Fish. E. The Trough into which they throw ye Cod when Dressed. F. Salt Boxes. G. The manner of carrying ye Cod. H. The Cleaning ye Cod. I. A Press to extract ye Oyl from ye Cod Liver. K. Casks to receive ye water & Blood that comes from ye Livers. L. Another Cask to receive the Oyl. M. The manner of drying ye Cod.
Copper engraving, printed from two plates, joined.
Size: 58.5 x 96cm (22.8 x 37.4 inches)
Condition: Old coloured with later additions.
Condition Rating: A
From: Moll Herman, The World Described, or a New and Correct Sett of Maps . . . London, J. & T. Bowles, c. 1726. (Phillips (Atlases), 554)
Item number: 13700
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