1720 John Senex Large Antique Pre Revolutionary Map of France in Provinces
1720 John Senex Large Antique Pre Revolutionary Map of France in Provinces

1720 John Senex Large Antique Pre Revolutionary Map of France in Provinces

1720 John Senex Large Antique Pre Revolutionary Map of France in Provinces

France Corrected from ye Observations made by the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris by John Senex. Senex, John 1690- 1740. 37in x 26in (940m x 660mm). (A+) Fine Condition. This large beautifully hand coloured original antique map of France was engraved for John Senex for publication in his Elephant Folio Atlas 1720. These large scale maps are scarce due mainly to their size. Damage and loss over time is inevitable. Paper thickness and quality: – Heavy and stable Paper color : – off white Age of map color: – Original & later Colors used: – Yellow, green, blue, pink General color appearance: – Authentic Paper size: – 37in x 26in (940m x 660mm) Plate size: – 36 1/2in x 25 1/2in (930m x 650mm) Margins: – Min 1/4in (8mm). Margins: – Bottom left corner extended from plate-mark Plate area: – Folds as issued Verso: – None. The history of French cartography can be traced to developments in the Middle Ages. This period was marked by improvements in measuring instruments and also by an upgrade of work in registers of all types. The first map of France was drawn by Oronce Finé and printed in woodcuts in 1525. It testifies to the will of the political power to mark its presence on the territory; to affirm, to build limits, borders, to arrange its territory, and to consolidate the internal economic markets. In the sixteenth century, Dieppe appeared as an important school of cartography. Pierre Desceliers allowed the realization of many maps. At the same time, the Portolan maps of the Portuguese sailors had the most recent knowledge obtained by the Dieppois sailors in their exploration of Canada. Then, cartography progressed more and more, through the development of new techniques and by the will of the political powers to control their territories. Very powerful companies testify support to some of the cartographic missions at the end of the nineteenth century. There were two decisive stages in cartography. One was determining longitude and latitude. Senex, John 1690- 1740 A large, attractive map of France incorporating many corrections in the coastal configurations of Cornwall (England), France and Italy. This map is unusual in that it shows the erroneous outlines of earlier cartographers and labels the mistakes Monsr. Sanson and the Dutch Maps, which shadow the corrected coasts. The cartouche provides a portrait of Louis XIV with an armored swordsman to the left and Athena to his right symbolizing the numerous wars of his long reign, but indicating as well the indelible effect he had on the geography and character of France. What is an Antique Map. The word Antique in the traditional sense refers to an item that is more than a hundred years old. The majority of antique maps for sale today come from books or atlases and have survived due to the protection offered by the hardback covers. The first thing to determine when staring a collection or purchasing an item, is what is important to you. Most collectors prefer to build their collections around a theme. You may decide to collect maps from one region or country, charting its development through time. Similarly you could collect maps of one particular period in time, by type i. Sea or celestial charts or by cartographer. The collector might also want to consider the theme of cartographical misconceptions such as California as an island or Australia as Terra Australis or the Great Southern Land. The subject is so wide that any would-be-collector has almost endless possibilities to find his own little niche within the field, and thereby build a rewarding collection. Starting a collection & pricing. Pricing is based on a number of different factors, the most important of which is regional. In any series of maps the most valuable are usually the World Map and the America/North America. The World because it is usually the most decorative and America because it has the strongest regional market. Other factors that come into play re: price is rarity, age, size, historical importance, decorative value (colour) and overall condition and quality of paper it is printed on. As specialised dealers, we frequently work with first time map buyers who are just starting their collection. So please do not hesitate to and we will be happy to help with any questions you may have. Classical Images was founded 1998 and has built an excellent reputation for supplying high quality original antiquarian maps, historical atlases, antique books and prints. We carry an extensive inventory of antiquarian collectibles from the 15th to 19th century. Our collection typically includes rare books and decorative antique maps and prints by renowned cartographers, authors and engravers. Specific items not listed may be sourced on request. Classical Images adheres to the Codes of Ethics outlined by the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA). We are a primarily an online based enterprise, however our inventory may be viewed by appointment. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “1720 John Senex Large Antique Pre Revolutionary Map of France in Provinces” is in sale since Monday, October 29, 2018. This item is in the category “Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\Europe Maps”. The seller is “searching01″ and is located in Ivanhoe, VIC. This item can be shipped worldwide.
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