Rare early English map of Singapore, Malacca, Sumatra, Java, Borneo and the tip of Cambodia. One of the earliest obtainable English maps of the region. A fascinating early English map of the region. The mini Mercata is very attractive, coming from a pocket travel book. This map first appeared in Modern's rare Atlas Terestris, first published in 1687.
Robert Morden (d. 1703) was a British map and globe maker. Little is known about his early life, although he was most likely apprenticed to Joseph Moxon. By 1671, Morden was working from the sign of the Atlas on Cornhill, the same address out of which Moxon had previously worked. Most famous for his English county maps, his geography texts, and his wall maps, Modern entered into many partnerships during his career, usually to finance larger publishing projects.