Herman Moll (ca. 1655-1732), The World Described (1715-20)
Herman Moll's atlas is considered an outstanding general
atlas of the period. The collection of maps illustrates Moll's engraving skills
as well as excellent examples of his notation. The significance of The World
Described lay in the quality of the individual maps, several of which were
know known for their additions and details, for example, insets illustrating
harbors and coastal details as seen here.
Courtesy of the Wisconsin State Historical Society