13. SENEX, John (1678-1840). A New Map of India & China. London: ca. 1720-40 (535mm x 640 mm). Engraved map hand-colored in outline. Framed.
An appealing and highly-detailed map of Southeast Asia, showing India, Indochina, China, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines. An ornate cartouche is accompanied by the figures of two native inhabitants, along with an elephant, cheetah, fruit, palm trees, putti and other allegorical vignettes and items. Senex produced clear concise maps in a style similar to the Dutch, and was one of the most successful English mapmakers of the 18th century. [Together with:] Vue de Nanhun. Augsburg: L'Academie Imperiale d'Empire des Arts Libereaux. Engraved hand-colored view of Nanking. Framed. An "optic view" print originally meant to be projected and seen through an optic viewing device (therefore, the title printed on the sheet reads backwards). Includes a description in both German and French. (2) (2)
est. $500 – £800