Cary Poland 1799

$225.00

John Cary, “A New Map of Poland, and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Shewing their Dismemberments and Divisions between Austria, Russia and Prussia, in 1772, 1793 & 1795. From the Latest Authorities.” London: 1799. 18 x 20 3/8. Engraving. Original hand color. Darkening along centerfold. Otherwise, very good condition.

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Description

A highly detailed map of Poland and Lithuania 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. Of particular interest is the indication in the map of how Poland and LIthuania were divided amongst Russian, Prussia and Austria between 1772 and 1795.