Map of Darien (New Caledonia) by Herman Moll

Map of Darien (New Caledonia)

Map of Darien by Herman Moll, engraved around 1730.

Published in Moll's 'Atlas minor' in 1736, this map is entitled:

'Scots settlement in America calle'd New Caledonia. A D 1699  according to an origenal draught by H Moll.'

It is the most detailed of the Darien maps, with relevant supporting text, such as:

'A place where upon Diggin for stones to make an Oven at B, a considerable mixture of Gold was found in them.'


This document and other archival material featured in the Scotland and Darien display at the National Library of Scotland from 1 July to 31 August 2011.

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