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Large format map of Russia, extending from the WhiteSea and and Vaselskoi Boranday to the Ukraine and Circassia, centered on Moscow and the Occa River. Colored by provinces. Shows towns, roads, rivers, lakes, mountains, forests and a host of other details. Interesting notes in English, including a note that in 1605 the Czar's Army found monuments in the area where Ptolemy located the Alters of Alexander. A nice example, with wide margins.

John Senex Biography

John Senex (1678-1740) was one of the foremost mapmakers in England in the early eighteenth century. He was also a surveyor, globemaker, and geographer. As a young man, he was apprenticed to Robert Clavell, a bookseller. He worked with several mapmakers over the course of his career, including Jeremiah Seller and Charles Price. In 1728, Senex was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society, a rarity for mapmakers. The Fellowship reflects his career-long association as engraver to the Society and publisher of maps by Edmund Halley, among other luminaries. He is best known for his English Atlas (1714), which remained in print until the 1760s. After his death in 1740 his widow, Mary, carried on the business until 1755. Thereafter, his stock was acquired by William Herbert and Robert Sayer (maps) and James Ferguson (globes).