Lot 29
  • 29

[Seller, John]

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
25,000 GBP
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  • Atlas minimus, or a book of geography shewing all the empires, monarchies, kingdomes, regions… in the whole world. London: J. Senex and C. Price, [1706]
  • Paper
12mo (123 x 73mm.), engraved title, 48pp. text, 51 engraved maps (the twin-hemispherical world map double-page, others full-page), 50 engraved geographical tables, contemporary sheep, binding rebacked


James Lord Johnstone, bookplate; Lord Hopetoun, bookplate; sale in these rooms, 27 June, 1987, lot 352, £1,550, Charles W. Traylen, Guildford, Surrey, for the following; Lord Wardington, bookplate at end, sale in these rooms, 10 October 2006, lot 463, £17,000


Shirley, British Library T.SELL-5c

Catalogue Note

THE HOPETOUN-WARDINGTON COPY of a scarce edition of the Atlas minimus; the printing plates for the atlas passed to John Sr’s son Jeremiah, who worked in partnership with Charles Price Sr, his father’s apprentice. They worked in association with John Senex and, after the bankruptcy of Seller and Price in 1705, Price evidently retained some of the Seller printing plates, although the more important plates passed to Mount and Page.

This edition has the engraved title reworked to include the joint Price and Senex imprint, working out of Senex’s premises “next doore to the Fleece Tavern in Cornhil”.