Morden’s rare map of Northern Italy
By MORDEN, Robert, 1701
H: Jalliot’s Map of the Seat of War in Italy cont. ye duchyes of Milan, Mantua, Parma, &c. with the Venetian territoryes
- Author: MORDEN, Robert
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Improved and sold by Robt. Morden and Christopr. Browne at the Atlas in Cornhill and the Globe ye Westend of St. Pauls
- Publication date: c.1701
- Physical description: Engraved map with fine original outline colour.
- Dimensions: 487 by 863mm. (19.25 by 34 inches).
- Inventory reference: 10886
Most of the fighting took place in northern Italy. Leopold had moved on Spanish possessions there early in 1701, keen to secure the border with Austria, and French troops poured in to secure them. Milan, Mantua and Parma were all Spanish possessions; Milan and Mantua declared for Philip from the start, and Parma remained neutral.
Robert Morden (c.1650–1703) was a British mapmaker, who made his name with the maps for Willam Camden’s “Britannia”, the first chorographical survey of the United Kingdom.
There are institutional copies at Yale and in the British Library. We have only been able to trace one copy sold at auction, but as part of a composite atlas.