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Stock# 49340
Description

Fine example of Senex's scarce map of European Russia.

The map extends to the "Cosaque" regions in the south, including the "Country of the Cosaques " and "Cosaques Donski or Czercasses".

Highly detailed and colored by regions, with a small decorative cartouche.

Condition Description
Minor marginal soiling. Minor fold split at left side, just entering printed image.
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).