Cary France 1821


John Cary. “A New Map of France, divided into Departments, as decreed by the National Assembly MDCCX C According to the Congress of Vienna.” London: J. Cary, 1821. Ca. 18 x 20 1/4. Engraving. Original hand color. Very good condition.

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A highly detailed map of France by John Cary (ca. 1754-1835), the founder of the famous English cartographic firm. From about mid-way through the eighteenth century, British cartographers were the best in the world, and the maps produced by Cary are good examples of the quality they achieved. Detail is copious and precisely delineated, including mountains, roads, rivers, towns, lakes and political divisions. Each province or department is colored in a contrasting pastel shade, which makes this a crisp, attractive map. A fine map of France after the Napoleonic Wars.