Baptized November 24, 1678-Died 1740: John Senex was an English engraver and one of the leading cartographers of the 18th century. As an important scholar of geography during the time, he was elected in 1728 as a Fellow of the Royal Society of London. He published a map, A New Map of Africa (1721), the most up to date depiction of the geography of Africa. Along with his maps of Africa, he created and distributed A New General Atlas (1721), which “remains the most elegant English world atlas of the time.” Senex’s combined work as an important cartographer of the 18th century landed him in good standing with the monarchy as, “Geographer to the Queen.”
 R.V. Tooley, “Senex, John,” Collectors’ Guide to Maps of the African Continent and Southern Africa, London: Carta Press, 1969: 108.