C1721

A New Map of the City of Amsterdam. Most Humbly Inscribed to John Hedworth Esqr, 1720

Spectacular rare c.18th plan of Amsterdam printed in 1721 by John Senex (1690-1740) and engraved by the famous London engraver and map maker,  Samuel Parker. The plan confirms the city’s status as the centre of maritime power of the Dutch … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A New Map of the City of Amsterdam. Most Humbly Inscribed to John Hedworth Esqr, 1720

Date:

C1721

Condition:

In good condition, with centre fold as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

580mm 
x 490mm

Paper Size: 

620mm 
x 527mm
AUTHENTICITY
A New Map of the City of Amsterdam. Most Humbly Inscribed to John Hedworth Esqr, 1720 - Antique Map from 1721

Genuine antique
dated:

1721

Description:

Spectacular rare c.18th plan of Amsterdam printed in 1721 by John Senex (1690-1740) and engraved by the famous London engraver and map maker,  Samuel Parker. The plan confirms the city’s status as the centre of maritime power of the Dutch East India Company (V.O.C.) and one of the wealthiest cities in Europe at the time. An extensive key flanking both sides lists two hundred and eight eight places of interest. With a spectacular title cartouche at bottom, and a compass rose above.

Made at the height of the Grand Tour which was seen as an essential part of a young persons education, as Edward Gibbon, author of, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, commented “According to the law of custom, and perhaps of reason, foreign travel completes the education of an English gentleman.

From Senex, J. A New General Atlas, Containing a Geographical and Historical Account of All the Empires, Kingdoms, and other Dominions of the World with the Natural History and Trade of Each Country. Taken from the Best Authors

Collections:
David Rumsey Collection: 10014.129
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: OCLC Number: 494958654

John Senex (1690 - 1740)

Born in Ludlow in 1678, then apprenticed to the London bookseller, Robert Clavell, in 1695. Clavell was Master of the Stationers’ Company in 1698. At the end of his apprenticeship in 1702 he begins publishing on his own account. Little is known of his professional life other than that all are of his maps are of the highest standard.

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Samuel Parker ( - )

Samuel Parker was an engraver, apprenticed to John Senex in 1710 for seven years and by 1726 was on Sympson's list of the leading engravers in London. 

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