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A New Map of Great Britain

Corrected from the Observations communicated to the Royal Society at London. By John Senex F.R.S. To the Right Hono[ra]ble William Connelly ESQ. One of the Commissioners of His Maj[es]ties Revenue, Speakerof the Hono[a]ble House of Commons, and one of His Maj[es]ties most Hono[ra]ble Privy Council for Ye Kingdom of Ireland. This Map is dedicated by John Senex.

Stock Code 108457

John Senex F.R.S. 1710 [-1728].

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Great Britain. John Senex (1678-1740) was one of the foremost mapmakers in England in the early eighteenth century. He was also a surveyor, globemaker, and geographer. As a young man, he was apprenticed to Robert Clavell, a bookseller. He worked with several mapmakers over the course of his career, including Jeremiah Seller and Charles Price. In 1728, Senex was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, a rarity for mapmakers. The Fellowship reflects his career-long association as engraver to the Society and publisher of maps by Edmund Halley, among other luminaries. He is best known for his English Atlas (1714), which remained in print until the 1760s. After his death in 1740 his widow, Mary, carried on the business until 1755. Thereafter, his stock was acquired by William Herbert and Robert Sayer (maps) and James Ferguson (globes).

Double-page engraved map on 2 sheets joined, with full contemporary hand-colouring, size: 942 mm x 647 mm, sheet size: 970 x 680 mm.
Stain on upper left, minor creasing to the folds and some light soiling.
Framed and glazed, overall size: 107cm by 77.3cm by 2cm.


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A New Map of Great Britain

SENEX, John.

Stock code: 108457

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