The third listed in Shirley was believed to by by John Seller senior and junior in partnership and given the date of c.1690. However this map unknown to Shirley bears the imprint of John Seller only and a slightly different title. It is indeed an entirely different copperplate. Seller junior appears to have jointly issued items with his father from 1684 indicating that this plate was issued prior to that date and is likely the second diagrammatic map published. It is even possible that it can be dated earlier to the announcement of the ‘Atlas Anglicanus’ in the ‘Term Catalogues’ for 24 November 1679 by Seller, John Oliver and Richard Palmer. This would be an appropriate map for this work, no other topographical atlas he produced at the time might warrant such a map.
This map was first identified in 1996, in this second state it adds the address at ‘Pope’s Head Alley’ and ‘The Channel’. There are therefore only two recorded examples both in different states. The map bears two ornate cartouche, one of a delightful road side scene with two riders and a pedestrian framing the title. An Explanation, imprint and Royal Coat of Arms are within the second. Refer Shirley Seller 6 (not listed); Skelton (1970) pp. 186-7; Tyacke (1978) no. 87; refer Woodward, David (1978). ‘English Cartography, 1650-175-: A Summary’, in ‘The Compleat Plattmaker’ edited by Norman J. W. Thrower pp. 174-5.
A Mapp of the Roads of England