Rare early English map of the Turkish Empire in Asia, along with Cyprus and extending to the Caspian Sea and the Tigris and Eurphrates Rivers.
This first map appeared in Modern's rare Atlas Terestris, first published in 1687.
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.