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Canvas Print, Antique Map of South America - 20x30
This high quality, durable Canvas Print measures 20x30 inches and arrives ready to hang with all necessary hardware already fastened. The Canvas Print is stretched over a sturdy wood frame for maximum stability and tautness, creating a striking three-dimensional piece of artwork. All prints from ClassicPix are made on demand one-at-a-time, just for you -- not mass-produced. Our personal hands-on processing assures the highest quality. To see all of our prints and posters, click on ClassicPix above. About this image: Herman Moll (1654? - 1732) was an important 18th century map publisher and engraver based in London and Holland. Moll's origins are disputed with some suggesting he was born in the Netherlands and others suggesting Germany - the Moll name was common in both countries during this period. Most likely Moll was a German from Brenen, has his friends and contemporaries suggest. What is known for certain is that he moved to London in 1680 where he worked as an engraver for Moses Pitt, among other London map publishers. Around the turn of the century, Moll set up his own shop where he produced a large corpus of work known for its high quality and decorative flair. Most of Moll's early maps were issued as loose sheet that would be bound to order, however, he did publish several important atlases late in his career. Herman is known for making the bold claim that without a doubt California is an Island and I have had in my office mariners who have sailed round it. Moll is also known to have a talent for making interesting friends and acquaintances. His circle is known to have included scientist Robert Hooke, the writers Daniel Defoe (Robinson Crusoe) and Jonathan Swift (Gullivers Travels), the pirates William Dampier and Woodes Rogers, and the archeologist William Stukeley. Herman Moll's work was highly regarded for its decorative beauty and frequently copied both in his time and after his death in 1732 at St. Clement Danes, London.
Image Title: Antique Map of South America
Cartographer: Hermann Moll (1715)
Canvas Print stretched over wood frame, 20x30 inches.
Proudly made in the USA by skilled American labor.
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