1720 Senex Very Large Antique Map of France in Provinces

Cartographer : John Senex

  • TitleFrance Corrected from ye Observations made by the Royal Academy of Sciences at Paris by John Senex
  • Date : 1720
  • Condition: (A) Very Good Condition
  • Ref:  81078
  • Size: 37in x 26in (940m x 660mm) 

This very 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.

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. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - white
Age of map color: - Original & later
Colors used: - Yellow, green, blue, red
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