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Senex, John, -1740
A new general atlas, containing a geographical and historical account of all the empires, kingdoms, and other dominions of the world : with the natural history and trade of each country / taken from the best authors, particularly Cluverius, Brietius, Cellarius, Bleau, Baudrand, Hoffman, Moreri, the two Sansons, Luyts, the Atlas Historique, Sir John Chardin, Le Brun, Tournefort, &c. ; to which is prefix'd an introduction to geography ... ; together with a copious alphabetical index ; the maps, which are all engraven or revised by Mr. Senex, are laid down according to the observations communicated to the English Royal Society, the French Royal Academy of Sciences, and those made by the latest travellers ; and the descriptions suited to the course of each map, which has not been observed in any other atlas.
London : Printed for Daniel Browne without Temple-Bar, Thomas Taylor over-against Serjeants-Inn in Fleet-Street, John Darby in Bartholomew-Close, John Senex in Salisbury-Court, William Taylor in Pater-Noster-Row, Joseph Smith in Exeter-Change, Andrew Johnston engraver in Round-Court, William Bray next the Fountain-Tavern in the Strand, Edward Symon in Cornhill, MDCC XXI [1721]
Physical Description:
[8], 272, 141-261, [11] pages, [75] leaves of plates : 34 maps, coats of arms ; 56 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio B 2023 6
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Maps & Atlas (printed)
Scales differ.
BEIN 1986 Folio 9: Maps are hand-colored.
BEIN 1976 Folio 116: Imperfect: 6 maps (England; Scotland; Ireland; Turkey, Arabia and Persia; Virginia and Maryland; and Mississippi) wanting.
BEIN 1973 Folio 41: Imperfect: wanting p. [1-4] including t.-p., p. [6-11] at end, p. 37-38, 67-72, 129-132, 205-212, 221-228, 245-248 of first count, 157-160, 163-164, 169-180, 209-212 and 223-224 of second count, plates 1-8, 13, and all maps and plans; p. [5-8], 1-2, and plates 9-12 mutilated.
Signatures: [pi]² A-Z² Aa-Zz² Aaa² [Bbb]-[Zzz]², ²Aaa-Zzz² Aaaa-Gggg² Hhhh-Mmmm² (in quires Hhhh-Mmmm, only the first leaf e.g. Hhhh1, is present of each quire).
Title-page printed in red and black with an engraved illustration, and enclosed within a double-lined border.
Head- and tail- pieces; initials.
Main body of text printed in double columns.
The first seven leaves of plates, bearing the subscribers' engraved coats of arms, are printed on both sides and are paginated I-XIII, [1].
The 34 maps are printed on plates folded at the inner margin.
With an illustrated engraved list of subscribers (with coats of arms), on XIII pages of plates at front.
British Museum, Catalogue of Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc., forming the geographical and topographical collection attached to the Library of his late Majesty King George the third, etc., London, 1829
English short title catalogue, T206837
Sabin, J. Dictionary of books relating to America from its discovery to the present time, 52769
Library Company of Philadelphia. Afro-Americana, 1553-1906, 7055
List of geographical atlases in the Library of Congress, 563
Includes index.
BAC Folio A 2023 6: Maps are uncolored. Bound in contemporary calf. Includes six additional folded maps, not part of the original publication: [1] Europe, a new and most exact map laid down according to the observations communicated to the English Royall Society, the French Royall Academy of Sciences, and those made by the latest travellers to this present year 1729 ([London] : Tho. Bakewell, 1729) -- [2] A new and accurate map of Germany exhibiting the present seat of war in Bavaria, Austria, Bohemia &c. and of that lately in Silesia, Moravia &c. ... / Eman. Bowen (London : Printed for Thos. Bowles ... and Ino. Bowles ... , 1742) -- [3] A new mapp of the theatre of the warr in Flanders and on the Rhine ... / by N. de Fer, made English and improved in 1744 ([London] : T. Bowles ... and I. Bowles ... [1744?]) -- [4] Les provinces des Pays-Bas Catholiques, ou, A most exact map of Flanders or Austrian Netherlands &c ... by H. Moll, geographer (London : Sold by H. Moll ... I. Bowles & Son ... & T. Bowles ... And John King, [between 1752 and 1763]) -- [5] A new map of the upper part of Italy ... / by H. Moll Geographer ([London] : Tho. Bowles ... and Iohn Bowles ..., [ca. 1750?]) -- [6] A new map of the seat of war between [the] Turk and [the] Moscovit on the Donn, [the] Nieper, [the] Niester & in Crim Tartary &c. ... ([London] : Iohn Senex ... [1740?]).
Subject Terms:
Geography -- Early works to 1800.
Map reading -- Early works to 1800.
World atlases.
Clüver, Philipp, 1580-1622.
Briet, Philip, 1601-1668.
Browne, Daniel, 1647-1727, publisher.
Taylor, Thomas, active 1670-1730, publisher.
Darby, John, -1733, publisher.
Senex, John, -1740, publisher.
Taylor, William, -1723, publisher.
Smith, Joseph, active 1697-1732, publisher.
Johnston, Andrew, publisher.
Bray, William, active 1705-1723, publisher.
Symon, Edward, -1741, publisher.

  • Maps: The world
  • Europe
  • Denmark
  • Sweden and Norway
  • Muscovy
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • Holland
  • Amsterdam
  • Spanish Netherlands
  • France, being two maps
  • Switzerland
  • Spain and Portgual
  • Italy
  • Savoy
  • Rome
  • Sicily
  • Hungary
  • Greece
  • England
  • London
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • Asia
  • Turkey, Arabia and Persia
  • East Indies
  • Africa
  • America
  • English Empire in America
  • Virgina and Maryland
  • Jamaica, Barbadoes and other islands
  • Mississippi
  • Darien and the Golden Islands.

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