[The Surface of the Moon]

Method Copper engraved
Artist Senex, John
Published [London: Printed for Henry Lintot, at the Cross-Keys, against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleet-Street. MDCCXXXIX. [1739]]
Dimensions 175 x 195 mm
Notes A map of the near side of the moon from Introduction to the True Astronomy or, Astronomical Lectures, Read in the Astronomical School of the University of Oxford, by John Keill. The map shows all major craters and features, with four smaller inset maps in the four corners of sections of the moon.

John Senex (fl.1690-1740) was a British engraver, publisher, surveyor, and geographer to Queen Anne. Working with James Maxwell and Charles Price early in the 18th century, he produced some admirable maps of the world and continents including loose maps of many countries. In 1719 he issued a miniature, updated edition of Ogilby's 'Britannia'. This publication went through many editions and was inspired by the great interest he seemed to show in road maps.

Condition: Vertical folds as issued, spot of foxing to top margin, toning to sheet edges.
Framing mounted
Price £80.00
Stock ID 49423