MOLL, HERMAN. 1654?-1732.
A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on Ye Continent of North America. Containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Carolina. According to the newest and Most Exact Observations by Herman Moll, Geographer. [London]: Tho: Bowles next ye Chapter House in St. Pauls Church Yard, John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill and by I. King at ye Globe in Pultrey near Stocks Market, 1715.
Engraved map on two joined sheets outlined in hand-coloring. With large central cartouche and several inset maps, including Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, the English, French and Indian settlements in the Carolinas, as well as Moll's famous depiction of Beavers busy at work at the base of Niagara Falls. 1065 x 660 mm. Marginal tears.
STATE FOUR (OF FIVE) OF THE FAMOUS "BEAVER MAP," ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT 18TH CENTURY MAPS TO TREAT NORTH AMERICA. Besides the large inset of beavers from which the map received its common name, this map is important for its notations relating to the fur trade, and is "One of the first and most important cartographic documents relating to the ongoing dispute between France and Great Britain over boundaries separating their respective American colonies" (Degrees of Latitude 19). Cumming, British Maps pp 6-12; Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps 158; Reinhartz, Herman Moll Geographer pp 18-36.