"A New Map of Europe from the Latest Observations", Senex, John
Period: 1721 (circa)
Publication: New General Atlas
Color: Hand Color
23 x 19.3 inches
58.4 x 49 cm
Handsome and uncommon map of Europe showing the political divisions with good topography. The title cartouche pays tribute to the Roman influence in Europe with the earth goddess Cybele reclining atop the monument, which is flanked by Neptune and a Roman warrior. Below the cartouche a group of putti are engaged in artistic and scientific pursuits. The cartouche is dedicated to Samuel Molyneux, Secretary to the Prince of Wales and an important English astronomer. Drawn by Henry Wilson and engraved by John Senex.
Watermarked paper with light soiling, a couple of tiny holes and an archivally repaired centerfold separation that enters 5" into map at bottom. There is a 1/5" tear east of Italy and a tear that enters 1" into map at right that have both been repaired with archival materials.