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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

SENEX, John. [An English world map after the Longitude Act]
A New Map of the World From the Latest Observations. Revis'd by I.Senex. Most humbly Inscribd to his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales. London, c.1720. Original outline colour with additions to the borders. 430 x 550mm.
An elegantly engraved double-hemisphere map of the world with four further spheres on different projections, an armillary sphere flanked by two figures (one being Hercules) and allegorical figures of the four continents around the title. On the map California is an island (although not on two of the smaller spheres), 'Jesso' is joined to mainland Asia, and Australia is joined to New Guinea via Carpentaria. Unusual features on this map are the faint outlines offering alternative coastlines around the countries furthest from Europe. The Longitude Act of 1714, in which a prize of £20,000 was offered for an accurate method of measuring longitude at sea, highlighted the fact that the exact locations of countries on the other side of the world had yet to be determined. This map displays an unusual admission of lack of certainty by a cartographer! Although this example is marked 'Revis'd' we have been unable to trace an earlier version. George was made Prince of Wales in 1714, and came to the throne of England in 1727 as George II.
[Ref: 17314]    £3,250.00 ($4,215 • €3,751 rates)


  AMERICA 
 South America 

SENEX, John. [A two-sheet map of South America]
South America Corrected from the observations comunicated to the Royal Society's of London and Paris. London: Sexex, c.1715. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 970 x 655mm. Some restoration, as normal on these large maps.
A large scale map of South America, dedicated thus: 'To Edmuind Halley, LLD, Savilian Professor of Geometry in Oxford, Fellow of ye Royal Society, This Map Corrected from his own Discoveries, In grateful acknowledgment of his ready assistance to Encourage this design, is humbly dedicated by his oblig.d Serv.t C. Price'. Halley had made two voyages to the South Atlantic to investigate the magnetic variation of the compass, publishing a chart on his return. The dedication suggests that he had a hand in preparing this map. Of interest is a little note above the title cartouche: 'In this icy sea ther are many animals which are half fish, half fowl. There have a neck like a swan which they often thrust above the water for Air the rest is allways under water'. This is apparently an early reference to penguins. Senex originally published a version of this map together with Charles Price and John Maxwell in 1708. After this partnership broke down in 1711 Price retained the original plate, forcing Senex to engrave a new version for his English Atlas. The title and dedication to Halley are identical.
[Ref: 13670]    £625.00 ($811 • €721 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Belgium 

PRICE, Charles & Senex, John. [Uncommon two-sheet antique map of Belgium]
A New and Correct Map of the Ten Spanish Provinces According to the new observations communicated to the Royal Society at London and to the Royal Academy at Paris. London: Charles Price, John Senex & John Maxwell, c.1711. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 660 x 960mm. Some restoration, as usual with these large maps.
An early example of this large antique map of Belgium, drawn by Price and engraved by Senex. Their partnership did not last later than 1711, after which Senex issued many of their maps in his 'English Atlas' from 1714. The title is within an illustration of siege warfare, with both wall design and weapons. At the time of publication the War of the Spanish Succession was at its height; at the end the Spanish Provinces had become Austrian. Around the coastline of Picardy is a line marking the mistaken coastline according to Sanson, with a note "N.B. That all Maps Printed for H.Jaillot and P. Mortier and Brought to England for Corret Maps are only Copies from Sanson with all his Errors and several by them Added not to be found in Sanson". The maps of the Jaillot/Mortier "Atlas Nouveau" were the only ones rivalling this series in size, so this is a very obvious attempt to discredit them.
[Ref: 11782]    £450.00 ($584 • €519 rates)


 Eastern Europe 

SENEX, John. [An uncommon English map of Hungary]
A Map of Hungary and Countries adjacent. most humbly inscrib'd to the R.t Hon.ble the Earl of Dundonald &c. Revis'd by J. Senex. London, c.1720. Original colour. 480 x 575mm. A fine example.
A detailed map of Hungary, divided into counties, engraved by John Harris for 'A New General Atlas'. The map has been 'revised' from De Wit.
[Ref: 15827]    £350.00 ($454 • €404 rates)


 Spain & Portugal 

PRICE, Charles & Senex, John. [Uncommon two-sheet map of Iberia]
A Correct Map of Spain & Portugal According to the newest observations and discoveries communicated to the Royal Society at London and the Royal Academy at Paris. London: Charles Price & John Senex, c.1708. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 705 x 965mm. Some restoration, as is common on these large maps.
An early example of this large map of Iberia, drawn by Price and engraved by Senex. Their partnership did not last after 1711, after which Senex issued many of their maps in his 'English Atlas' from 1714.
[Ref: 11777]    £500.00 ($649 • €577 rates)


 France 

PRICE, Charles & Senex, John. [Uncommon two-sheet map of France]
France Corrected from the Observations communicated to the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris. London: Charles Price, John Senex & John Maxwell, c.1711. Original outline colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 660 x 960mm. Some restoration, as usual with these large maps.
An early example of this large map of France, drawn by Price and engraved by Senex. Their partnership did not last later than 1711, after which Senex issued many of their maps in his 'English Atlas' from 1714. The decorative title cartouche freatures a portrait of Louis XIV, surrounded by allegorical figures. Around the coastline of both France and the south of England are lines marking the "sea coast according to Mess.rs Sanson & the Dutch Maps": this is an unusual example of one cartographer highlighting the mistakes of others.
[Ref: 11780]    £400.00 ($519 • €462 rates)


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