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John Senex

John Senex


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).



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1719 - A New Map of America From the latest Observations . . .

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Nice example of John Senex's decorative map of America. Senex's map is curious for several reasons. First, unlike most maps of the period, Senex adds a conjectural Northwest Coastline, which includes a number of islands and several lakes, including...


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1728 - (4 sheet chart of the Atlantic--Large Inset of Chesapeake & Delaware & NYC Harbor) Chart of the Atlantic Ocean from Buttons Island To Port Royall / . . . Oronoque River To The River May / . . . Coast of Africa from Cape Teffalana to Cape Formosa / . . .

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Early Four-Sheet Sea Chart of the Atlantic Ocean Scarce and detailed early eighteenth-century English set of sea charts of the Atlantic Ocean, with a fine, large inset of the area between the Hudson River and the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. The...


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1725 - A Map of the World Corrected from the Observations Communicated to the Royal Societys of London and Paris.

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Fine double hemisphere map of the World, published by John Senex in London. A beautiful large scale map of the world, surrounded by text from some of the leading scientists of the day. Top left: "The Theory of the Tides from Sr. Isaac Newton's...


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1728 - [North Pole] A Globular Draught from the North Pole to the Latitude of 60 degrees.

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Scarce Map of the North Polar Regions, Published by Britain's leading scientific figures, including Edmund Halley, John Senex and John Harris. Fascinating polar projection, published by John Senex, with numerous rhumb lines and four compass roses....


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1728 - A Chart of the Great Western Ocean with the Coast of Europe, Africa & America . . . Done according to Mercator or Mr. Wright's Projection

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Fine Chart of the Atlantic from an Influential Atlas Scarce sea chart of the Atlantic Ocean from the important Atlas Maritimus et Commercialis, published in London in 1727. The map provides a detailed treatment of the East Coast of North America,...


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1719 - A New Map of Virginia Mary=Land And The Improved Parts of Penn=sylvania & New Jersey Most humbly Inscribed to the Right Hon.ble the Earl of Orkney &c….1719

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John Senex's edition of the Augustine Hermann Map of the Chesapeake. An antique map of the Chesapeake Bay from John Senex's edition of Christopher Browne's seminal map. Includes the Delaware Bay, Maryland and parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey,...


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1710 - North America Corrected From The Observations Communicated to The Royal Society of London and The Royal Academy of Paris . . . 1710

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One of the earliest large-scale English maps of North America, incorporating the best available French and English sources. The map represents a British attempt to consolidate new information about the region and borrows data from such recently...


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1728 - The Coast of Newfoundland From Plancentia to Cape Bonavista [and] A Draught of the River Plata in South America [and] Havana, Harbour [and] the Bay of Honda

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Rare Sea Charts of North and South American Ports from an Influential Atlas This composite sea chart shows Newfoundland, Havana Harbor and the Bay of Honda, both in Cuba, and the River Plata in South America. The chart shows the coastlines and...


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1728 - The Coast of Newfoundland From Placencia to Cape Bonavista (with insets of Havana Harbor, The Mouth of the Rio De La Plata and Honda Bay)

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Rare Sea Charts of North and South American Ports from an Influential Atlas This composite sea chart shows Newfoundland, Havana Harbor and the Bay of Honda, both in Cuba, and the River Plata in South America. The chart shows the coastlines and...


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1728 - The River Tyne From Tinmouth to Newcastle (with) A Draught of the River Humber (with) A Draught of Yarmouth Roads (with) A Draught of Harwich (with) A Draught of Burlington Bay and Pier (with) The Road and Pier to Hartlepool

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Striking Set of Charts from an Influential Atlas Fine set of charts of various ports in and around the United Kingdom. The charts include (from left to right) Yarmouth Roads, Harwich, the Humber, Hartlepool, Scarbrough, Burlington Bay and Pier, and...


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1728 - A Draught of the Bristol Channel from the Holmes to King Road, including the River Avon. Taken from Capt. Holliday's Survey of the Said River ketp in ye. Merchants Hall at Bristol.

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Scarce Sea Chart of the Bristol Channel from an Influential Atlas A fascinating detailed chart of the approaches to Bristol. The Somerset shore is detailed from "Brint"(Brean) to north of the mouth of the Avon. The town of "Weston Supermare" is also...


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1728 - A Draught of the Northern Navigation according to Mercators Projection.

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Fine Chart of the Far North Atlantic from an Influential Atlas Scarce sea chart of the north Atlantic covering the British Isles, North Sea, Scandinavia, Iceland (here "Iseland"), the German coast, and the Baltic. This chart is on a Mercator...


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1728 - Milford Haven Accurately Surveyed

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Scarce Sea Chart of Welsh and English Features From an Influential Atlas A fascinating and detailed chart of Milford Haven, in Wales, as well as the mouth of the Severn, also in Wales. The third chart is of the Scilly Islands, off Cornwall. Atlas...


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1761 - An Accurate Map of Great Britain from the latest & best Observations

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Decorative map of England, Scotland, and Wales, published in London by John Senex. England, Scotland, and Wales are colored separately. The map shows major roads around Great Britain, as well as a reference to the 52 counties of England. The...


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1728 - A Chart Describing Part of the Coast of Great-Britain, From South Foreland to Berwick

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Fine Sea Chart of Great Britain from an Influential Atlas Scarce sea chart of the coast of England and Wales, from the Atlas Maritimus & Commercialis, published in London in 1728. To the west is a coast of Ireland, while to the east are the Dogger...


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1721 - A New Map of Savoy and Piedmont From the latest Observations . . .

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Nice example of John Senex's map of Piedmont & Savoy, from his New General Atlas. The map includes an inset plan of Turin and a view of Verrua. Fine dark impression of this scarce map, with an ornate title cartouche. John Senex John Senex...