Nest Egg Auctions
Live Auction

Spring 2023 Art, Asian, Tribal & Jewelry

Sat, May 20, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 43

John Senex, "The Kingdom of China"

Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Hand colored 18th century map "newly augmented" by British cartographer John Senex (1678 - 1740). Originally sold by London merchants Thomas Bassett in Fleet Street and Richard Chiswell in St. Paul's Churchyard. Map exhibits discoloration and a single discernible vertical fold down the center of the piece. Mounted on glass, on the verso of the map itself is a detailed "Description of the Kingdom of China" and, on the frame, a guarantee by I.D.L. Antiques (Hong Kong). Map measures 20" x 15 1/4" by sight. Hogarth frame in fine condition. Not inspected out of frame. From the carefully curated collection of a Pan Am flight attendant, in service between the years of 1954 and 1984. Her many travels took her through Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the South Pacific. Large shipping item. Please inquire regarding shipping rates prior to bidding. Keywords: English, mapmaker, cartography, antiquarian, kingdome, Asia, Asian