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Philip Lea

Philip Lea


Philip Lea (fl. 1683-1700) was a central figure in the London map community at the end of the eighteenth century. He apprenticed under Robert Morden, with whom he later collaborated. Lea was made free of the Weavers Company in 1689. He was a publisher and a globe and instrument seller with ties to members of government. For example, Samuel Pepys lists him as his map advisor and colorist. He was not known primarily for his own original works, but for his reworking and reissuing of the work of others, particularly the county maps and world map of Christopher Saxton. He also acquired plates from John Seller, John Ogilby, and William Morgan, among others. Later in his career, he collaborated frequently with Herman Moll. After his death in 1700, Philip’s wife, Anne, carried on the business for several decades.



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1685 - Pt. of North America & the Coasts of Europe & Africa according to Mercator's Projection. By P. Lea. (Shows The Caralinia Colony)

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The Second Surviving Example of Philip Lea's Separately Issued Map of North America, Including The Earliest Reference to Daniel Coxe's Carolana Colony and one of the First English Maps to Name the Mississippi River. Extremely rare map of North...


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1685 - A New Map of New England New York New Iarsey Pensilvania Maryland and Virginia

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Spectacular Contemporary Color Example of An Important Map of the British Colonies with the First Printed Plan of New York Harbor Remarkable old color example of the final edition of Thornton, Morden & Lea's important map of the English Colonies...


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1696 - The Principall Islands in America belonging to the English Empire viz Iamaica, Barbados, Antegoa, St. Christophers & Bermudos

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A Caribbean Rarity in Brilliant Original Color Fine original color example of Phillip Lea's rare antique map of the British Possessions in the Caribbean, published in London in 1689. The map includes detailed treatments of Bermuda, Antigua, St....