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Striking scarce early English double hemisphere map of the World. California is an Island.

No NW Coast of America is shown. Incomplete Australia. NW passage appears. Partial New Zealand. A nice example of this hard to find map, which appeared in Modern's rare Atlas Terestris, first published in 1687.

The present example is from the 1693 edition of Morden's Geography Rectified.

Shirley 503.
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.