Original hand-coloured antique map.
Herman Moll moved to England from either Holland or Germany in 1678. His early maps were influenced by John Speed and Emanuel Bowen but ten years after his move to London he opened his first shop at Blackfriars in 1688.
The early years were spent working for other publishers, but in 1701 he published his first work "A System of Geography". Between 1711 and 1717 he published 'Atlas Geographis' in monthly parts, which would eventually comprise 5 volumes.
Moll latter produced detailed maps of North America which were designed to assist in the growth of British influence on the continent. His maps were used by both France and Britain but the cartography and labelling was designed to aid Britain gain territory.