* MORDEN, Robert (ca 1650-1703). Geography Rectified: or, A Description of the World. London: for Robert Morden and Thomas Cockeril, 1680.
Small 4to (200 x 157 mm). Title printed in red and black, hand-colored engraved double-hemisphere map of the world, 63 engraved maps in text (6 with hand-coloring). (Without preliminary leaf with "A catalogue of the maps in this book" on verso, some browning or spotting.) Contemporary calf , later brown morocco lettering-piece gilt (upper cover detached, lower joint starting, some overall wear).
FIRST EDITION, the title-page and Sabin calling for 60 maps, but this copy with 64, as called for in the "Catalogue" (lacking in this copy); the maps relating to the Americas are all in Burden's FIRST STATE. Morden advertisd his first atlas, the Geography Rectified, on 29 April 1680. He "had previously been in collaboration with others, largely publishing individual maps of some considerable merit...Here the maps are simple in form but are attractively engraved. A study of them indicates the possibility that the plates were engraved by Herman Moll" (Burden). RARE: according to American Book Prices Current, only 2 complete copies of this work have sold at auction in the last 40 years. Burden 519-524; ESTC R214230; Sabin 50535.
Provenance: W. Fletcher (early signature); John Fletcher (early signature); Robert Parker (armorial bookplate).