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Description:This extraordinary, rare very large & beautifully hand coloured original copper-plate engraved antique map of Europe - showing the Political Boundaries of the early 18th century - by John Senex was published in the 1712 edition of his large Elephant Folio General Atlas. The map is dedicated to Sir Richard Child of Wansted Ist Earl of Tynley and Essex.This map is in VG condition. These large scale maps are scarce due mainly to their size, with damage and loss over time inevitable.
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - OriginalColors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pinkGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 35 1/2in x 26in (900mm x 660mm)Plate size: - 35 1/2in x 26in (900mm x 660mm)Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Several small repairs to marginsPlate area: - Soiling to & several professional repairs to foldsVerso: - Soiling
Background: A very interesting and scarce map of Europe at the beginning of the 18th century reflecting a continent before war and upheaval. The Ottoman Empire is still well entrenched stretching north to the southern borders of Austria & Hungary. Poland extends from the Baltic to the Black Sea encompassing much of SE Europe bordering Russia. Germany and Italy are shown as large extended countries on the map but were in truth made up of many large and small parochial states and Kingdoms. Overall a fantastic large and fascinating map entering a century of great upheaval. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)