Robert Morden

Robert Morden (1668 – 1703) was a publisher, bookseller, mapseller, cartographer, globe and instrument maker. He worked in London at the Atlas in New Cheapside and at the Atlas in Cornhill from 1675 to 1703. His output in cartographical works was quite large and varied.

His work was often much criticized but he produced interesting sets of geographical playing cards, maps of various parts of the world and the county maps for Camden’s Britannia, for which he is best remembered. These were issued in 1695 as part of a new translation of the Britannia by Dr Edmund Gibson and subsequently were re-issued a number of times up to 1772.

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