Map of the Bishoprick of Durham

Robert Morden

Coloured engraving

  • About the work
    Country: UK
    City: England
    Place: Durham, Ministry of Justice
  • About the artist
    Robert Morden was a maker of maps and globes. Nothing is known of his background but he is thought to have been apprenticed to the printer and globe maker Joseph Moxon early in his career. Morden frequently advertised in the ‘London Gazette’ and at times went into partnerships with fellow mapmakers, including William Berry and Philip Lea. His best known maps were for Edmund Gibson’s 1695 edition of ‘Camden's Britannia’. In addition he produced maps of London, Essex, the American colonies, parts of Europe and a 13-sheet map of the world. He also dealt in mathematical instruments and wrote publications, including ‘Geography Rectified’ (1680) and ‘An Introduction to Astronomy, Geography, Navigation, and other Mathematical Sciences’ (1702).
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    Materials & Techniques
    engraving, coloured engraving
  • Details
    Map of the Bishoprick of Durham
    Coloured engraving
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, January 1973
    GAC number