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18th Century Antique Map of Kent by John Seller

Kent 18th century mapKent by Seller and Grose
Kent by Francis Grose after John Seller
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Kent by John Seller and Francis Grose from the Antiquities of England and Wales by Francis Grose dated c.1773

Features: London, Deptford, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Tunbridge, Gravesend, Maidstone, Romney, Canterbury Folkestone, Dover and Deal.

Condition: Good paper and imprint, later hand colouring,repaired split in text map unaffected, additional text verso

Title: An antique map of Kent
Medium: Hand coloured copperplate engraving. Image Size: 125 x 145mm, 5 x 5.75 " approx.
Order No. 2832 Price: SOLD Paper Size: 260 x 177mm, 10.25 x 7 " approx.
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John Seller (1632-97)
Thought to be one of six men found guilty of treason at the Old Bailey of whom four were executed. Pardoned and released he later received official favour becoming Hydrographer to Charles II in 1671, later to James II and Queen Anne.

Although also known as a maker of mathematical instruments and globes he was primarily a publisher of marine and terrestrial atlases and his output was considerable and wide ranging. His principal work was the English Pilot based on Dutch charts, but he only completed the first volume. As a draughtsman he worked with Philip Lea on his revised Saxton Atlas of 1689 and it was to Lea he sold his few folio county maps when he abandoned his Atlas Anglicanus.

After a break of sixty years Francis Grose (c.1731-91) re-issued the maps in his Antiquities including a short text and list of the most important sites, added below the map and also verso.

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Eighteenth century hand coloured map of Kent by John Seller

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