Herman Moll: The World Described

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Friday 07 February 2020

Commencing at 11:00am

Bedford Auction Centre

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Friday 31st January – 9am to 8pm,
Saturday 1st February – 9am to 4pm,
Thursday 6th February – 9am to 5pm,
Morning of sale from 9am

Included in our February Auction of Antique Furniture & Collectors’ Items

Herman Moll: The World Described; or, a New and Corrected Sett of Maps

A leather bound folio containing 32 maps dating from 1706 – 1730 

This beautiful example of eighteenth century cartography by Herman Moll was gifted to Dame Alice Harpur School in the late 1960’s by Dr J H Wilkinson in memory of his wife, Mrs Norma Wilkinson.

Mrs Wilkinson taught Geography at Dame Alice Harpur School from 1966 to1968. Her time at the school was sadly short: she passed away in August 1968 and is remembered as an inspiring teacher and popular colleague. Mrs Wilkinson was an avid map collector and this book was in her collection.

The maps within the book were individually made by Herman Moll between 1706 and 1730. Each map would have originally been published separately and many include beautiful hand painting. Almost all of the maps bear an elaborate coat of arms belonging to the patron to whom it was dedicated, which includes George I and George II. Many of the maps are also supplemented with beautiful drawings depicting life in the various countries.

Estimate £20,000 – £30,000

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