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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

BROWNE, Christopher. [Senex edition of Browne's map of Maryland]
A New Map of Virginia, Maryland and the Improved Parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey... London, John Senex, 1721, original outline colour, 490 x 550mm. Trimmed to printed border at bottom and just into printed border top left and right, expertly remargined with some manuscript fill. One small tear repaired.
The third state of Christopher Browne's important map of the Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, Virginia, Maryland and part of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, first issued in 1685. Browne's map is the last major derivative of the Augustine Hermann Map of 1673, reoriented with north at the top and reduced to a single folio sheet. Philadelphia appears on the map. The Northern and Eastern boundaries of Maryland are shown. The boundary for Delaware (then part of Pennsylvania is shown), favouring the claims of Lord Baltimore, rather than the Cape Henelopen boundary, which was finally ratified by the British Courts when the dispute was settled in the 1730s and finally mapped by Mason & Dixon several decades later. New Jersey is divided into East and West Jersey. The shoals and soundings are drawn directly from the Hermann map. The cartouche depicts tobacco and shellfish, two of the significant products of the region during colonial times. From "A New General Atlas".
[Ref: 11037]    £2,300.00 ($3,036 • €2,576 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 Scotland 

BROWNE, Christopher. [A scarce map of Scotland]
A New Map of Scotland, the Western, Orkney, and Shetland Islands. Most humbly Inscrib'd to His Grace the Duke of Hamilton & Brandon &c. A New Map of Scotland According to Gordon of Straloch Revis'd & Improved by J. Senex. 1721. London: John Senex, 1721. Original colour. 560 x 470mm.
An uncommon map of Scotland, with a decorative title cartouche and an inset of the Shetlands. Originally published by Christopher Browne in 1705, this example has an additional title added by Senex. The name of the engraver, John Harris, is only faintly visible off Kinnairds Head. It was Robert Gordon (1580-1661) who revised Timothy Pont's maps, allowing the publication of the first atlas of Scotland, Jan Blaeu's 'Theatrum Scotiae', 1654.
[Ref: 17582]    £1,000.00 ($1,320 • €1,120 rates)


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