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SENEX, J. - A New Map of Asia from the latest Observations Most Humbly Inscrib'd to the Right Honbl. George Earl of Warrington &c.

SENEX, J. -  A New Map of Asia from the latest Observations Most Humbly Inscrib'd to the Right Honbl. George Earl of Warrington &c.
A New Map of Asia from the latest Observations Most Humbly Inscrib'd to the Right Honbl. George Earl of Warrington &c. - SENEX, J.
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Title : A New Map of Asia from the latest Observations Most Humbly Inscrib'd to the Right Honbl. George Earl of Warrington &c..
Map maker : SENEX, J..
Date : London, 1721.
Size : 18.9 x 22.1 inches. / 48.0 x 56.1 cm.
Colouring : In original o./l. colours.

Description :Fine map of Asia, with decorative title cartouche flanked by two figures in Asian dress, along with flora and fauna of the continent., based on the work of Guillaume De L'Isle.

In lower left corner an inset of "to avoid too great a contraction of the scale ye supposed N. Coast of Asia is continued here" North of Japan the "Land of Jesso Discovered AD 1643" and "Company's Land" are shown as indistinct and large land masses, and north of them is an open "Eastern Ocean."
The map is of interest for the use of Sea of Korea for the sea between Korea and Japan.
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John Senex's A New General Atlas of the World was, strangely. The only early 18th century English attempt at emulating the success of the French and Dutch mapmakers' folio atlases. Other London mapmakers concentrated on very large, or very small format atlases, separate issues or chart books: whereas Senex produced his maps in folio format.
Condition : A good and dark impression. Paper slightly browned as usual, but in untouched original condition.


ID: 36848

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