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Edmund Halley

Edmund Halley


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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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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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 New and Correct Chart of the Atlantick Ocean Reduced describing part of the Coasts of Europe Africa and America with their adjacent Islands

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Rare Chart of the Atlantic from an Influential Atlas Scarce early eighteenth-century English sea chart of the East Coast of North America, the Caribbean and the North Atlantic Ocean. The coasts of Europe and North Africa are also shown. The chart is...


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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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1728 - A Chart of the Atlantick Ocean from Buttons Island To Port Royall [Includes Large Map of Chesapeake Bay, Delaware Bay, New York City and Vicinity]

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Rare and Fine Chart of the Eastern Seaboard from an Influential Atlas Scarce early-eighteenth century English sea chart of the East Coast of North America, which includes a second and more detailed chart of the region between Cape Henry and Long...


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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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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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1728 - A General Chart from England to Russia Including the Baltick Sea.

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Rare Chart of Northern Europe from an Influential Atlas Scarce engraved sea chart comprising Scandinavia, the Baltic Sea, and the North Sea (here "German Ocean"). Interestingly, Norway is separate from Danish Norway, and there is a separation drawn...


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1728 - (Iberian Peninula) . A Globular Chart Shewing the Errors of Plain, and the Deficiencyes of Mercators Sailing; and Discovering the true Navigation according to the Globe. Invented and Performed by John Harris, John Senex & Henry Wilson

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Southern Sheet of Scarce Sea Chart Exhibiting a New Projection Rare chart showing the Iberian Peninsula on a 'globular projection' (i.e. on the same projection as a double-hemisphere map). The charts consists of two sheets, and this is the...


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1728 - The Severn or Channel of Bristol [with a chart of the Irish Sea.]

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Fine Charts of British and Irish Waterways Scarce pair of sea charts printed on a single sheet, comprising a chart of the Severn estuary and another of the eastern Irish Sea. The former includes Bristol, while the latter features the Isle of Man. The...


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1728 - A Chart of the East Indian Ocean from the Islands of Maldivy to Cambodia

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Fine Chart of the Indian Ocean in an Influential Atlas Scarce sea chart of the Straits of Singapore, the Malay Peninsula, Sumatra, the southern part of India and the Maldives, from the Atlas Maritimus & Commercialis, published in London in 1728....