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Philip Lea (fl. 1683-1700) was a central figure in the London map community at the end of the eighteenth century. He apprenticed under Robert Morden, with whom he later collaborated. Lea was made free of the Weavers Company in 1689. He was a publisher and a globe and instrument seller with ties to members of government. For example, Samuel Pepys lists him as his map advisor and colorist. He was not known primarily for his own original works, but for his reworking and reissuing of the work of others, particularly the county maps and world map of Christopher Saxton. He also acquired plates from John Seller, John Ogilby, and William Morgan, among others. Later in his career, he collaborated frequently with Herman Moll. After his death in 1700, Philip’s wife, Anne, carried on the business for several decades.

Place/Date:
London / 1685 circa
Size:
21 x 17 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
36243ct

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Place/Date:
London / 1685 circa
Size:
Condition:
Stock#:
3887
Place/Date:
London / 1685
Size:
21.25 x 17.75 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
19414
Place/Date:
London / 1685
Size:
21.25 x 17.75 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
23682
Place/Date:
London / 1687 circa
Size:
Condition:
VG+
Stock#:
CoatsArms
Place/Date:
London / 1689
Size:
21.5 x 19 inches
Condition:
VG
Stock#:
40891