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Nathaniel Cutler / Edmund Halley / John Senex:  [North Pole] A Globular Draught from the North Pole to the Latitude of 60 degrees.

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Title: [North Pole] A Globular Draught from the North Pole to the Latitude of 60 degrees.

Map Maker: Nathaniel Cutler /  Edmund Halley /  John Senex

Place / Date: London / 1728

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 19.5 inches

Condition: VG+

Price: $975.00

Inventory ID: 0005dg


Description:

Scarce Map of the North Polar Regions, Published by Britain’s leading scientific figures, including Edmund Halley, John Senex and John Harris.

Fascinating polar projection, published by John Senex, with numerous rhumb lines and four compass roses.  The map provides relatively little speculative detail, unlike many other contemporary maps.

Notations give dates of the discovery of Greenland, of continents and the islands.  The unusual projection is attributed in the title page of the atlas to Edmund Halley.  An uncommon and intriguing chart.

The present chart was part of a collaboration taken up by John Senex (1678-1740), the Royal Geographer to the King, and John Harris, probably the finest mathematical instrument maker in England during the 1720s, as part of a sea atlas developed by Senex and Harris, to compete with Mount & Page’s wildly popular English Pilot sea series.  It was published in the Atlas Maritimus et commercialis, or A general view of the world... (London: James and John Knapton et al., 1728).


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Maps of the Northern Hemisphere
Polar Maps