Clive A. Burden LTD. Rare Maps, Antique Atlases, Books and Decorative Prints

The Mapping of North America

Mr. Philip D. Burden‚Äč
P.O. Box 863,
Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP6 9HD,
Tel: +44 (0) 1494 76 33 13

The second state of a very rare map first published by John Seller. The map extends from Lisbon to the Gambia River and Cape Verde Islands. It also extends out into the Atlantic Ocean to include the Azores and Canary Islands. The overlaying grid is drawn to the scale of 40 leagues per parallel. It contains a very attractive title cartouche with three lions above. In its first state it was in an example of the ‘English Neptune’ dated 1704 published by Jeremiah Seller (c.1675 – c.1720), son of the cartographer John Seller, and Charles Price. In 1698 Jeremiah joined his mother, Elizabeth Seller, in carrying on the business of his father and, one year later, they joined into partnership with Charles Price. In c.1705, complaints over the quality of their instruments caused Seller and Price to lose their contract with the Admiralty and, as a consequence, the firm was forced into bankruptcy. In this state the names of Seller and Price have been removed. It comes from an edition of Mount and Page’s ‘English Pilot First Part, Southern Navigation’, 1709. Shirley (2004) M.M&P 13a no. 14.

A Chart of the Sea Coastes of Barbary from the Straits Mouth to Cape de Verd

R. Mount and Thomas Page in Postern-Row on Tower Hill, London, c.1704-[09]
410 x 510 mm., with recent wash colour, light mark near the centrefold, otherwise in very good condition.
Stock number: 10869
£ 450
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