"A New Map of Africa from the Latest Observations", Senex, John
Period: 1721 (published)
Publication: New General Atlas of the World
Color: Hand Color
22.4 x 19.3 inches
56.9 x 49 cm
This is a very handsome map of Africa with the typical features of the early eighteenth century. The source of the Nile is shown quite well for the period. However, remnants of the Ptolemaic twin lakes that were considered the Nile source are present, now no longer attached to the Nile with the Zebee River flowing into them. The title cartouche is particularly nice with pyramids, a Moorish soldier, a river god, a native with elephant tusks, a lion, a serpent, an elephant, and a dragon.
References: Norwich #76; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.SEN-2a #28.
A nice impression and color on very lightly toned paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. There are a few faint stains and several old manuscript notations on the map.