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MOXON,J. - A map of all the Earth and how after the flood it was. . .

MOXON,J. - A map of all the Earth and how after the flood it was. . .
A map of all the Earth and how after the flood it was. . . - MOXON,J.
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Title : A map of all the Earth and how after the flood it was. . ..
Map maker : MOXON,J..
Date : London, ca.1681 but before 1691.
Size : 12.6 x 17.7 inches. / 32.0 x 45.0 cm.
Colouring : Coloured.

Description :Second state of this very uncommon, oval world map. The map is surrounded by vignettes illustrating the Creation, the Garden of Eden and several Biblical scenes, including Moses receiving the Ten Commandments and the Crucifixion of Christ.
The map itself includes CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND, and partial coastlines for Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Eden and the 'Land of Nod' is located by the Euphrates River. Numbers throughout the map are keyed to a listing of various countries and places.
Two cartouches further decorate the map, including a dedication to Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury.

The second state includes a marking of Pennsylvania, whose charter was granted in 1681. A later edition exists with the added imprint of Moxom's son James and dated 1691.
Condition : Map has a few pieces of facsimile at left and right, and is a bit browned.

ID: 15825

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