Old Map of North America, 1719 by Herman Moll - USA, Canada, Mexico, Caribbean, Latin, Atlantic, Pacific - The 'Codfish Map'
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This is one of the earliest and most detailed maps of the whole Atlantic, North America and Pacific regions. It was compiled at an intriguing point of history when most of the middle of the continent was called Louisiana or New France, and Mexico and the West Coast were claimed by Spain. The east coast, of course, was claimed by England!
There are many cartographic incongruities on this map, including California as an island, and 'Parts Unknown' for the Pacific Northwest and everything beyond - Alaska hasn't been discovered yet.
The map spans all the way from Ireland and England in the top right corner to the northern parts of South America at the bottom of the map.
There's an incredible amount of detail on this map, even including the ocean currents either side of the Tropic of Cancer, and delightful observations by Moll dotted around the map.
This map is an unusual size - it's very wide - and would make a fantastic statement piece above a sofa, table, mantelpiece or staircase. It looks magnificent at every size and you'll always be able to read the writing on the map. I can print very large versions of this map up to 90 inches (230cm) wide. Get in touch if you're looking for very large maps. Please note that the 24x15 inch map has white edges that can be easily snipped off (or may help with framing). All other maps, and all framed maps, are just like the listing image.
The model in the listing images is holding the 36x24 inch (90x60cm) version of this map.
This map would make a great birthday or Christmas gift for someone from the Americas, or perhaps someone interested in the geography, history or ethnography of the continent.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes our maps pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame, or if you'd like to frame one of the larger maps. We use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in our frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.