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Auction 184, Lot 458

Scarce Plan of London Published in the Only Edition of Senex's New General Atlas

"A New Map of London Most Humbly Inscrib'd to the Rt. Worshipfull Sr. Peter Delme Kt. & Aldermn of London", Senex, John

Subject: London, England

Period: 1720 (dated)

Publication: A New General Atlas...

Color: Black & White

22.9 x 19.7 inches
58.2 x 50 cm
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This scarce and detailed plan of London was drawn and engraved by Samuel Parker. The map extends from Buckingham House (west) to Whitechapel (east) and from New River Head (north) to Lambeth (south) with excellent detail of the city's street pattern and individual buildings. Features three keys at bottom locating churches and public buildings on the map. The title cartouche includes a dedication to Sir Peter Delme who was an Alderman in 1720 when the map was made. Delme was extremely wealthy and influential and one of the first homeowner's in London's famed Grosvenor Square. He became Lord Mayor in 1723. Published in 1721 and was the only edition of this atlas.

References: Howgego #65; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SEN 2a #22.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with short fold separations at top and bottom and a couple of tiny edge tears that have all been closed on verso with archival tape. There is light toning along the sheet edges.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 9/15/2021