Auction 104, Lot 130

"New England and New York", Morden, Robert

Subject: Colonial New England

Period: 1680 (published)

Publication: Geography Rectified

Color: Black & White

4.9 x 4.2 inches
12.4 x 10.7 cm

A scarce little map of the region issued only in the first edition of Morden's uncommon miniature world atlas. The map is an excellent example of the lack of accurate geographical information during this period, particularly in the interior where three large lakes (Lake Irocoise and two unnamed) dominate the landscape. Title enclosed in a drape-style cartouche at upper left with a table of major cities below. Distance scale in a strapwork cartouche at lower right.

References: McCorkle #680.5.

Condition: A

Close binder's trim, but adequate for framing. Bit of light surface soil, still very good.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/10/2003