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Double hemispheric projection. Depicts the Eastern Hemisphere in the projection on the right and the Western Hemisphere in the projection on the left. Contains four inset maps showing different projections of the world. Also contains two diagrams on the bottom showing the temperate, torrid and frigid zones of the world along with the tropic of Cancer, the tropic of Capricorn, the Arctic Circle and the Antarctic Circle. Contains a diagram in center of bottom shown as a globe of earth with the alleged orbit of the stars around the earth. Includes the names of several figures from the Zodiac including Taurus, Aries, Pisces and Aquarius. Of note, northwest North America is left blank. California is shown as an island. The outline of Australia is misshapen. Greenland is shown as attached to North America. Printed in top border around the title cartouche is a scene of figures representing the four continents. On the left are the figures for Asia and Europe and on the right are the figures for Africa and America. Also adorning the title cartouche are fruit, plants and cherubim. At the bottom border on either side of the globe are two male figures, one in native costume and the other a mythological figure.
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Biography / Administrative history
Born in Ludlow, Shropshire, England. Senex wasa surveyor, engraver, bookseller and publisher of maps, atlases and globes. Apprenticed to London Bookseller Robert Clavell in 1695. By 1702 Senex had set up business by himself. In partnership with Charles Price and with John Maxwell. Geographer of Queen Anne; elected to Royal Society in 1728
In the upper left corner is a projection of the earth from the North Pole with the text: "The Earth Projected on the Plane of the Equator"
In the upper right corner is a projection of the earth from the South Pole with the text: "The Earth Projected on the Plane of the Equator."
In the bottom left corner is a projection of the earth angled towards the Northern Hemisphere with the text: "The Earth Projected on the Plane of the Horizon of London."
In the lower left corner is a projection of the earth angled towards the southern hemisphere with the text: "The Earth Projected on the Plane of the Horizon of London."
On verso: ms note "Map of the World 1" appears in upper right corner.
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Citation / reference note
Wagner, vol. II, 1937, page 329, no. 521.
Lowery, Woodbury, The Lowery Collection...1912, (296,297).
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Location of originals note
1. World - Maps - Early works to 1800.
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