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To the Right Honourable William, Lord Cowper, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, This Map of Asia: According to Ye Newest and Most Exact Observations Is Most Humbly Dedicated

by your Lordship's most Humble Servant, Herman Moll, Geographer
Map; Online
London : [Printed for H. Moll over against Devereux Court without Temple Bar; Ino. Bowles, Print and Map Seller at the Black Horse in Cornhill; and Tho. Bowles, Print and Mapseller next to the Chapter house in St. Paul's Church yard; by Philip Overton, Map and Printseller near St. Dunstans Church, Fleetstreet; and by John King at ye Globe in ye Poultry, [ca. 1730]
Variant Title
This map of Asia
Map of Asia
Asia according to ye newest and most exact observations
Cartographic Info
Scale [ca. 1:11,000,000]
1 map : col. ; 58 x 96 cm. on sheet 61 x 107 cm.
  • Map of the Middle East and Asia including the East Indies.
  • Note: The Jesuits Paul Clain and le Gibien, give an account ... of a new discovery of 87 islands ... But whereas several able navigators make no mention of them, particularly Capt. Dampier ... which he could not well have missed, we must suspend our belief of this relation...
  • Prime meridians: Ferro Island and London.
  • Insets on left: Hellespont, or ye Straits of Constantinople / by Capt. Bamburg. Scale not given -- Gulf of Smirna. Scale [ca. 1:793,000] -- Bombay and Sallset Isl. Scale [ca. 1:676,000] -- Hugley R. from Buffalow Point to Hugly Towne. Scale [ca. 1:226,000]
  • Insets on right: The Ice Sea. Scale not given -- Part of Chusan [Island]. Scale [ca. 1:450,000] -- [Amoy Island]. Scale [1:676,000]
  • Earlier versions of the map had a variant imprint.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS.: "Asia" is handwritten in brown ink on verso-- upside down, near the bottom of the map. Has several old taped repairs.
Cited in
Shirley, R. Maps in the atlases of the British Library, T.Moll-4a, Map 4.
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G7400 1715 .M6 1730