John Senex Castile 1720


John Senex. “A Map of Old & New Castile From the Observations of Rodrigo Mendes Silva and others.” London: J. Senex, ca. 1720. 17 1/2 x 21 1/2. Engraving. Full original hand color. Very good condition.


A handsome map of Castile, Spain, by John Senex from the early 18th century.  Senex was one of the leading English cartographers in the early part of the eighteenth century, a time when England was coming to the forefront of the world cartographic scene.  Senex was a popular and prolific mapmaker.  He produced maps that were highly regarded for their quality, as is evidenced by his appointment as Geographer to Queen Anne.