A new map of the Land Of Canaan.

Attractive copper engraving of the Holy Land showing the regions of the 12 tribes.

Decorative cartouche.Inset of Kingdom ofb Zobah

By Edward Wells from A New Sett of Maps

Uncoloured as issued centre fold and printers crease

Antique Maps by Edward Wells (*1667 - †1727)

Edward Wells, born in 1667, was a British teacher and mathematician how issued A New Sett of Maps dedicated to William the Duke of Gloucester in 1700. He died in 1727.

code : M595

Cartographer : Edward

Date : 1700 LONDON

Size : 36*49cms

availability : Available

Price : £225

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Edward Wells (1667-1727) authored "A New Sett Of Mapps Of Ancient And Present Geography ..." in 1700.

Wells was a teacher of mathematics and geography at Christchurch College, Oxford University. He compiled the "New Sett Of Mapps" notable for the parallel maps of classical and contemporary geography.

The maps are all dedicated to the eleven year old William, Duke of Gloucester, a student of his at Oxford at the time, whose mother later became Queen Anne. Unfortunately, all seventeen of her children, including William, predeceased her.

The maps are very much intended as a tool in teaching geography, with less emphasis on, and requirement for, great geographical detail. The maps, engraved in the main by Michael Burghers, the engraver to the University of Oxford, have an unsophisticated charm, which makes them very popular with modern collectors.