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Description

Rare early map of New England and New York, published by Robert Morden.

Morden's map extends from Long Island (shown as an Island) and Manhattan to Casco Bay and centered on the Connecticut River and the Boston Area.

In 1675, Morden issued an earlier map of this region of a similar size, this is the substantially improved and updated version of the map. Many new placenames appear along Long Island and the contiguous coastline and in the Cape Cod region. The course of the rivers have been corrected and a key naming a number of towns has been added. Block Island appears.

States of the Map

  • State 1: No page number at top right corner. 
  • State 2: Page number 77 in the top right corner.  
Reference
Burden 649; McCorkle 688.3.
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.