London: James & John Knapton, 1728. unbound. Sea chart. Engraving with hand color outline. Image measures 19" x 23.75" very good.
An alternate projection of the globe as a flat map to the prevailing Mercator Projection. Includes rhumb lines and coastal details. Published in Nathaniel Cutler's "A general coasting pilot". Bottom border missing. Chipping along edges. John Senex (1678-1740) was a kind of Renaissance man of the 18th-century map world, working at times as a scholar, surveyor, engraver, astrologer, book seller and publisher of maps, atlases and globes. In a short period, he developed from an apprentice into one of the most important cartographers of the period and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, as well as Official Geographer to Queen Anne of Great Britain. Although well regarded for his pocket-size maps, Senex is probably best known for his globes, which display a knowledge of astronomy equal to the skill of their craftsmanship. After his death in 1740 his wife Mary continued his business and continued to produce and sell cartographic works of high quality. Together, their work represents a successful and valuable partnership in 18th-century mapmaking and publishing.