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John SENEX (Londra, 1678 - 1740)
A Chart Describing the Coast of Great Britain and Ireland to the Straits of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean Sea.
1728. Acquaforte, dimensioni 505x610 mm. Bellissimo esemplare, finemente colorato a mano. Opera tratta da: Atlas maritimus & commercialis, or, A general view of the world, so far as relates to trade and navigation: describing all the coasts, ports, harbours, and noted rivers ... : to which are added sailing directions for all the known coasts and islands on the globe, with a set of sea charts, some laid down after Mercator, but the greater part according to a new globular projection adapted for measuring distances...by scale and compass...the use of the projection justified by Dr. Halley. To which are subjoin'd two large hemispheres on the plane of the equinoctial containing all the stars in the Britannic catalogue: of great use to sailors for finding the latitude in the night. London: For J. & J. Knapton, W. & J. Innys [Etc.], 1728. Questo lavoro molto raro è nato dalla collaborazione di alcuni dei principali cartografi e scienziati del periodo, tra i quali Sir Edmund Halley, John Senex, Nathaniel Cutler, Steven Parker e Daniel Defoe. L'Atlas maritimus & commercialis venne ideato da Senex e Harris nel tentativo di competere con il popolarissimo The English Pilot di Mount & Page; tuttavia, nonostante la collaborazione fosse di altissimo livello scientifico, l'atlante non ebbe grande successo commerciale. Bibliografia: Mare Nostrum, a historic voyage across the Mediterranean Sea, Lussemburgo, 2003, p. 33; National Maritime Museum, Catalogue of the Library - Vol. Three, Atlas & Cartography, Londra, 1971, pp. 400-401, n. 341(22); R. Shirley, Maps in the Atlases of the British … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Libreria Antiquarius [Italy]
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