Fine Original Dutch Color Example
Spectacular old color example of Moll's map of the Caribbean, Florida, the Gulf Coast, Texas, Central America, etc., the finest old color example of the map we have ever seen.
The map includes numerous annotations throughout. Curiously shaped Florida, which is unusually wide. Good internal cartography in Florida, Texas and the Gulf Coast, with interesting notes regarding the Spanish Fort at Pensacola, the trade conducted between the Indians and the French and Spanish in Texas, and a White Spaniard settlement in Texas on the Sivoras River.
A note in western Florida mentions Colonel James Moore's 1704 raid into the heart of Apalachee province. James Moore (c. 1650 – 1706) was the English governor of colonial Carolina between 1700 and 1703. He is best known for leading several invasions of Spanish Florida during Queen Anne's War, including attacks in 1704 and 1706 which wiped out most of the Spanish missions in Florida. He captured and brought back to Carolina as slaves thousands of Apalachee Indians.
An exceptional example, perhaps the finest color we have ever seen on this map.