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Stock# 35845
Description

Rare English map of the Malay Peninsula, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, part of China, Borneo, Sumatra and the Gulf of Bengal.

One of the earliest obtainable English maps of the region.

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.