Lot 125: Senex Map of North America
November 5, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: A New Map of America from the latest observations...John Senex (1678-1740). Hand-colored engraving. London, c. 1719. 19 x 22 inches visible, 21 1/2 x 25 inches framed. Unlike most maps of the period, Senex adds a conjectural Northwest Coastline, which includes a number of islands and several lakes, including Aquinonbock, Lake of Isles and the The Great Lake of Thoago or Thoya. On the coastline, Desolation and Zapozipin Bays appear north of 60 degrees.
Artist or Maker: John Senex
Literature: Hand-colored engraving on paper