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Description

Rare Dutch edition of Morden's map of the region from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Circle.

Curiously, no indication of a Northwest Passage is shown. Nice detail in Hudson, Button, James and Baffin Bay. Greenland is shown, as is Iceland.

Reference
Burden 638
Robert Morden Biography

Robert Morden (d. 1703) was a British map and globe maker. Little is known about his early life, although he was most likely apprenticed to Joseph Moxon. By 1671, Morden was working from the sign of the Atlas on Cornhill, the same address out of which Moxon had previously worked. Most famous for his English county maps, his geography texts, and his wall maps, Modern entered into many partnerships during his career, usually to finance larger publishing projects.