SENEX (JOHN) A New General Atlas. Containing a Geographical and Historical Account of all the Empire
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SENEX (JOHN) A New General Atlas. Containing a Geographical and Historical Account of all the Empires, Kingdoms, and other Dominions of the World, bound in 2 vol.
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SENEX (JOHN)
A New General Atlas. Containing a Geographical and Historical Account of all the Empires, Kingdoms, and other Dominions of the World, bound in 2 vol., first edition, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, 13 engraved pages of subscribers with their arms, 31 engraved maps only (of 35, lacking the New Maps of Europe, Asia, Africa, and America), some loss to image of 6 maps (including World, England, London, Scotland and Ireland), title and dedication with some loss of text (including imprint), several marginal repairs to text leaves, modern quarter calf [NMM 3:434; Shirley, British Library T.SEN-2a], folio (530 x 340mm.), [Daniel Browne, et al, 1721]

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  • The atlas was claimed to be based on 'the best authors', particularly Cluverius, Brietius, Cellarius, Blaeu, Bautrand, Hoffmann, the two Sansons, Luyts, and others. All carry Senex's name and ten were apparently new plates. Includes: New Maps of the World, Moscovy, France, Spain & Portugal, Sicily, Savoy & Piedmont, England, Ireland, Scotland, India & China; city plans of Amsterdam, Rome and London; and of particular interest are the New Maps of the English Empire in America viz Virginia Maryland etc., and the English Empire in the Ocean of America or West Indies, a Map of Louisiana and the River Mississipi, and a New Map of the Isthmus of Darien & the Bay of Panama. See illustration overleaf.
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