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John Senex (c.1678-1740) was geographer to Queen Anne and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He began his career as a bookseller, later becoming an engraver and publisher. In 1714 he published the large folio ‘English Atlas’ which was followed by the folio ‘New General Atlas’ of 1721. In 1719 Senex published a pocket version of John Ogilby’s ‘Britannia’ road book. It contained reductions of the originals suitable for carrying. It was published again by his widow Mary in 1742 after which the plates were acquired by John Bowles & Son. It was issued by them c.1753, then as ‘The Roads Through England Delineated’ in 1757 and again in 1759 as offered here. Further editions were to appear in 1762 and c.1768 by John Bowles alone. There were even later editions at the hands of Robert Wilkinson. Provenance: private English collection. Bennett (1996) pp. 37-9; not in Chubb (1927); Fordham (1924) p. 18; refer Shirley (2004) T.Sen 3a (this edition not in the BL); Smith, D. (1991a & b) ‘Road Map Confusion Revisited’, in ‘IMCoS Journal’ no. 45, pp. 6-11 & no. 47 pp. 29-39.

The Roads through England Delineated or Ogilby's Survey

John Bowles & Son, London, 1759
Oblong quarto (180 x 230 mm), recent half calf, marbled paper boards, with ornate gilt ribbed spine, gilt red calf title label. With engraved title, eight pages of text and explanation, engraved general map of England and Wales and 101 engraved road strip maps printed back to back, with light crease to centre indicating that probably it was originally in a limp binding, some general browning particularly to the final few leaves, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 9826


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