Asia

By PRICE, Charles, 1713 

Asia According to ye Newest Observations…

Asia Continent of Asia
  • Author: PRICE, Charles
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Sold by T. Brandreth and G. Willdey at ye Archimedes and Globe in Ludgate street and at ye same sign over against ye Royal Exchange in Cornhill where are made and sold all sorts of globes
  • Publication date: 1713
  • Physical description: Double-page engraved map on two sheets joined, original outline hand-colour.
  • Dimensions: 680 by 950mm (26.75 by 37.5 inches).
  • Inventory reference: 11895

Notes

Uncommon two-sheet map originally prepared by Price for the unsuccessful partnership of Price, John Senex and John Maxwell (1708–1711). After the partnership broke up, each member took the plates that they engraved with them, the majority of which were engraved by Senex, and were reissued in his English Atlas’ from 1714. In 1713, Wildey acquired the remainder of Price’s stock and began to issue them with his own imprint and in a further ill-fated partnership with Thimothy Brandreth. The partnership was not a commerical success and later the same year, Willdey was advertising the remaining stock of the maps at a heavily discounted price.

This particular example bears a dedication by Charles Price to Earl John Poulett, who was Lord Steward between 1711–1714. We have been unable to trace another example which bears the dedication.