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Morden, Robert, approximately 1650–1703

A new mapp of England Scotland and Ireland [cartographic material].

London : Sold by Robert Morden at the Atlas in Cornhill. By John Overton at the White Horse without Newgate, [1678]
Physical Description:
1 map : engraving ; 50 x 57 cm, on sheet 54 x 63 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio C 2009 4e
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scale [ca. 1:2,000,000] -- (W 10.43°--E 2.46°/N 58.45°--N 49.53°).
Relief shown pictorially.
Shirley, R.W. Printed maps of the British Isles, 1650-1750, Morden 4
BAC: British Art Center copy is uncolored. The map was formerly laid in as map 9 in a composite atlas issued by Henry Overton, numbered black ink at top right.
This is one of the earliest general maps to show the roads of England, Wales, and Scotland, based on the work of John Ogilby in Britannia (1675). It is noteworthy also for the elaborate genealogical chart at the right, which traces English sovereigns from William I ("the Conqueror," reigned 1066-1687) to Charles II (reigned 1660-1685).
"Morden's single-sheet map of the British Isles ... follows the Morden and Greene wall map of 1674 in its new rendering of Ireland where the Connaught peninsula in particular is given its modern western-protruding form. Morden also marks the roads between the main towns in Scotland as well as in England and Wales, but not - as in his large map of 1674 - in Ireland."--Shirley.
"Morden's map was first advertised in the Term catalogues for 1678 under the names of Morden and John Overton."--Shirley.
Subject Terms:
British Isles -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- Maps -- Early works to 1800.
Kings and rulers -- Great Britain.
Roads -- Great Britain.
Engravings -- 1678.
Overton, John, bookseller.
Ogilby, John, 1600-1676. Britannia.

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