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GORDON, Patrick
Geography Anatomiz'd: or, the Geographical Grammar. Being a short and Exact Analysis Of the whole Body of Modern Geography, After a New and Curious Method.
London, 1741. Octavo atlas. 449 pp. including table of contents and supplement. 17 uncolored fold out maps. Wear to original calfskin cover. Front cover re-backed. World map has been repaired all other maps excellent. Inscription in ink on front cover "Samuel Hazard's Book". Inscription torn out of first dedication page and second dedication page. 17th edition with maps by John Senex. Beautiful early atlas. Maps include the world in two hemispheres, Europe, Scandinavia, Germany, Moscovy, France, Poland, Spain and Portugal, Italy, Turkey in Europe, Scotland, England, Ireland, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. 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. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Argosy Book Store, ABAA, ILAB [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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