SENEX, John (1678-1740)
A New Map of the World from the Latest Observations
London: 1721. Copper-engraved double hemispheric world map, period hand-colouring in outline. Sheet size: 17 7/8 x 23 1/2 inches.
Decorative 18th century English world map.
This decorative world map includes lovely allegorical representations of the four continents flanking the cartouche. At the corners are circular insets projection maps and at the bottom center is an armillary sphere flanked by two figures. Cartographically, the map includes a depiction of California as an island and much of the northwest coast of America and the eastern coast of Australia are unmapped.