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


To the Right Honourable William, Lord Cowper, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, this map of Asia

Item Information

Title:
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
Title (alt.):
This map of Asia
Asia according to ye newest and most exact observations
Creator:
Moll, Herman, d. 1732
Creator:
Bowles, Thomas, d. 1767
Creator:
Bowles, John, 1701-1779
Creator:
Overton, Philip, d. 1751
Creator:
King, John.
Creator:
John Bowles & Son
Name on Item:
by your Lordship's most humble servant, Herman Moll, geographer.
Date:
[1710–1719]
Format:
Maps/Atlases
Location:
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Subjects:
Asia--Maps--Early works to 1800
Cowper, William Cowper, Earl, ca. 1665-1723
1715-1718
Publisher:
[London] : Printed for H. Moll ... Ino. Bowles & Son ... and Tho. Bowles ... by Philip Overton ... and by John King
Notes:
Map of the Middle East and Asia including the East Indies. It features characteristic misconceptions of early 18th century cartography such as New Guinea as a peninsula of the southern continent and Iapon or Niphon [i.e. Japan] having a huge northern island called Land of Iesso [presumably the islands of Hokkaido and Sakhalin].
Prime meridians: Ferro and London.
Relief shown pictorially.
Dedicated to Lord Cowper, High Chancellor of Great Britain from 1714-1718.
Block of text at far right lower side of map indicating that two Jesuit explorers, Paul Clain and Le Gibien, had reported 87 islands found east or south-east of the Philippines but this was not yet confirmed by other explorers.
Insets: Hellespont, or ye Straits of Constantinople -- The Gulf of Smirna -- Bombay and Sallset Isl. -- Hugley R. from Buffalow Point to Hugly Towne -- The Ice Sea -- Part of Chusan I. -- [Amoy Island].
Appears in Moll's The world described, [1709-1736], plate 4.
Extent:
1 map : hand col. ; 57 x 95 cm.
Scale:
Scale [ca. 1:19,000,000] at equator
Language:
English
Identifier:
06_01_009656
Call #:
G1015 .M65 1709
Barcode:
30000003874648
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