MORDEN, Robert (d.1703).  Geography rectified: or, A Description of the World. London: for Robert Morden and Thomas Cockeril, 1680. Small 4° (200 x 153mm). 'A Catalogue of the Maps in this Book' bound before title, title in red and black, hand-coloured engraved map of the world and 62 hand-coloured maps in the text. (Lacking Cc1-Cc4, map of 'Zanguebar' cut out and laid down, very light mainly marginal browning, a few spots or stains). Contemporary red calf, double gilt fillet on sides, central gilt panel with floral cornerpieces, spine lavishly decorated and lettered in gilt, inner dentelles, gilt edges (extremities rubbed, a few scuff marks on sides).
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MORDEN, Robert (d.1703). Geography rectified: or, A Description of the World. London: for Robert Morden and Thomas Cockeril, 1680. Small 4° (200 x 153mm). 'A Catalogue of the Maps in this Book' bound before title, title in red and black, hand-coloured engraved map of the world and 62 hand-coloured maps in the text. (Lacking Cc1-Cc4, map of 'Zanguebar' cut out and laid down, very light mainly marginal browning, a few spots or stains). Contemporary red calf, double gilt fillet on sides, central gilt panel with floral cornerpieces, spine lavishly decorated and lettered in gilt, inner dentelles, gilt edges (extremities rubbed, a few scuff marks on sides).

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MORDEN, Robert (d.1703). Geography rectified: or, A Description of the World. London: for Robert Morden and Thomas Cockeril, 1680. Small 4° (200 x 153mm). 'A Catalogue of the Maps in this Book' bound before title, title in red and black, hand-coloured engraved map of the world and 62 hand-coloured maps in the text. (Lacking Cc1-Cc4, map of 'Zanguebar' cut out and laid down, very light mainly marginal browning, a few spots or stains). Contemporary red calf, double gilt fillet on sides, central gilt panel with floral cornerpieces, spine lavishly decorated and lettered in gilt, inner dentelles, gilt edges (extremities rubbed, a few scuff marks on sides).

FIRST EDITION, AN ATTRACTIVE COPY of Morden's celebrated atlas. A second edition was published in 1688, and further editions in 1693 and 1700. The book contains 15 maps of America including a general map of America (Burden's second state) showing California as an island. The small world map in two hemispheres appeared also in Patrick Gordon's Geography Anatomised (1693, 1699, 1700 and 1702 editions) and Modern's Atlas Terrestris (c.1700). Burden 519-524; Shirley Mapping of America 503; Sabin 50535; Wing M2619.
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