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Moll, Herman, -1732
The world describ'd, or, A new and correct set of maps : shewing, the several empires, kingdoms, republics, principalities, provinces, &c. in all the known parts of the earth : wherein the errors of the ancient geographers are corrected according to the latest observations of travellers, as communicated to the Royal Society of London, and the Royal Academy of Paris / each map is engraved on copper by Herman Moll, geographer, and printed on two sheets of elephant-paper...
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World described

New and correct set of maps
London : These maps ... are sold either single or in sets, by Robert Sayer, map, and printseller, at the Golden Buck (late P. Overton's) facing Fetter-Lane End, Fleet-street, [between 1748 and 1766]
Physical Description:
1 atlas ([1] leaf, [58] leaves of plates) : 29 maps ; 67 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2024 37
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scales differ
Relief shown pictorially.
Robert Sayer was active at the Golden Buck between 1748 and 1766. See: Worms, Laurence. British map engravers. The individual maps and atlas were previously sold by Thomas Bowles, John Bowles, John King, and Philip Overton.
BAC Folio B 2024 37: Maps are hand-colored. Bound in contemporary calf (volume 67 x 31 cm); each leaf is folded.
World atlases.
Sayer, Robert, 1725-1794, bookseller.

  • Contents (from title page): I. The world in two hemispheres
  • II. A map of the whole world
  • III. Europe
  • IV. Asia
  • V. The East-Indies
  • VI. Africa
  • VII. North-America
  • VIII. The dominions of the King of Great Britain, on the continent of North-America
  • IX. The north part of America
  • X. The West-Indies
  • XI. South-America
  • XII. A new and exact map of the coasts, countries, and islands, within the limits of the South-Sea Company
  • XIII. Moscovy, Poland, Prussia, Little Tartary, and the Black Sea
  • XIV. Denmark and Sweden
  • XV. A new map of the Baltick
  • XVI. Great-Britain
  • XVII. The south part of Great Britain, called England and Wales
  • XVIII. The north part of Great Britain, call'd Scotland
  • XIX. Ireland
  • XX. Germany
  • XXI. The electorate of Brunswick, Lunenburgh, and the rest of the King's dominions in Germany
  • XXII. The united provinces of the Netherlands
  • XXIII. Flanders, of the Austrian Netherlands, &c.
  • XXIV. France
  • XXV. Spain and Portugal
  • XXVI. Italy
  • XXVII. The upper part of Italy
  • XXVIII. The Turkish empire in Europe, Asia, and Africa
  • XXIX. An historical map of the Roman Empire.

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