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Description

Rare early English map of the region from the Great Lakes to the Arctic Circle, publisheed by Robert Morden.

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

One of the few early English atlas maps to focus on this region. This map appeared in Modern's rare Atlas Terestris, first published in 1687.

Condition Description
Minor soiling.
Reference
Kershaw 266; pl. 172.
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.