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Atlas Minor -- by Herman Moll, geographer

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Thos. Bowles And John Bowles
Place made: United Kingdom, Greater London, London
Date made: 1729-1736
Materials: ink; paper; color wash
Measurements: 9 in x 12 1/2 in
Nomenclature: decorative
Classification: whales

Frontispiece to an edition of Herman Moll's Atlas Minor, "or a new and curious SET of Sixty two MAPS, in which are shewn all the Empires, Kingdoms, Countries, States, in all the known parts of the EARTH; with their Bounds, Divisions, Chief Cities & Towns, the whole composed & laid down agreable [arch. spelling] to modern History" Lists the countries and regions shown on each of the 62 maps. Elaborate border containing globes, cherubs, maps, a dolphin, and tools of navigation. On verso are inscriptions of two prior owners, making it one of the few Forbes items for which we have any provenance: "Samuel Shaw 1862" "John Garter brought this to Brussels[?] May 1780"


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