Herman Moll. “FLANDERS or the Austrian Netherlands with ye Bishoprick of Liege.….Agreeable to Modern History by H. Moll, Geogr.”
From Modern History: or, the Present State of All Nations. By Mr. Salmon. Illustrated with Cuts and Maps . . . by Hermann Moll. London: 1737. Published in three folio volumes. 7 ¾ x 10 5/8. Engraving. Original outline color. Very good condition.
Hermann Moll (d. 1732) was a Dutchman who arrived in London in 1678 where he worked as an engraver for many mapmakers. Around the year 1700 he established his own publishing house and produced maps and books with a strong tendency toward geographical works. Plates from his earlier works depicting foreign lands and peoples continued to be published until the mid-eighteenth century as part of a growing English presence in European graphic arts. This fine and detailed map of the Belgium is typical of the highly detailed, yet very decorative maps that Moll produced, leading to his universal popularity then and now.