Rare early English map of the islands from the Celebes and Nova Guinea to the North Coast of Australia and Timor.
A fascinating early English map of the region.
This map first 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.