An impressive, old coloured, large-scale map of Africa by John Senex first published in London ca 1711, probably as a sheet map to be issued separately. The general shape of the continent and coastal areas are fairly well represented but the interior contains much speculation as many parts were not yet explored. The title cartouche shows a draped native sitting on a block of masonry housing the map’s title with a lion and elephant in the background. On the right side of the cartouche is Hercules holding the horn of plenty (cornucopia) with a snake, a scorpion and a pile of tusks in the foreground. The lower right corner contains an allegorical dedication to Sir Isaac Newton, president of the Royal Society, flanked by two figures symbolizing knowledge. Blank verso. One of the finest examples we’ve seen of this rare map in excellent condition. 69 cm x 97 cm