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MORDEN, Robert
Geography rectified: or, A description of the vvorld, in all its kingdoms, provinces, countries, islands, cities, towns, seas, rivers, bayes, capes, ports; their ancient and present names, inhabitants, situations, histories, customs, governments, &c. As also their commodities, coins, weights, and measures, compared with those at London. Illustrated with seventy six maps. The second edition, enlarged with above thirty sheets more in the description, and about twenty new maps. The whole work performed according to the more accurate observations and discoverie of modern authors.
Robert Morden and Thomas Cockerill, at the Atlas in Cornhill, and at the Three Legs in the Poultry, over against the Stocks-Market,, London, 1688. With the maps of Armenia and Bermuda Quarto, title-page printed in red and black. Copper-engraved world map and 77 regional maps in the text, some browning, and one or two short marginal tears; contemporary paneled calf, rebacked. Collation: A(4), a(4),B-Z(4), 2A-Q(4), 3A-Z(4), 4A-M(4), 4N(3), final blank; [16], 304, 321-495, 486-544, [2], 545-596 pp. Second edition "enlarged with above thirty sheets more in description, and about twenty new maps", of Morden's celebrated first atlas, first published in 1680 with 62 maps. This new edition includes a map of 'Armenia' not called for in the 'Catalogue', and the supplemental map and description of 'Bermudas' after page 544, a cancel. The Maps Including a general map of America (Burden's third state) showing California as an island and a further fifteen regional maps of the Americas: 'Magellanica'; 'Chili'; 'Brasil'; 'Amazone'; 'The Western Islands'; 'Jamaica'; 'Barbados'; 'New Spain'; 'New Mexico'; 'Florida'; 'Carolina'; 'Virginia and Maryland'; 'Pensilvania, and New Jersey'; 'New England, and New York'; 'Northwest part of America'. The world map in two hemispheres appeared also in Patrick Gordon's 'Geography Anatomised' (1693, 1699, 1700 and 1702 editions) and Morden's 'Atlas Terrestris' (c1700). Robert Morden (c1650-1703) was a leading English mapmaker from the last quarter of the eighteenth century; his place and date of birth are not known, but it is thought he came from the north … [Click Below for Full Description]
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