John Cary “A New Map of the British Isles from the Latest Authorities.” 1807

$225.00

“A New Map of the British Isles from the Latest Authorities.” London: J. Cary, 1807. 18 1/4 x 20 1/2. Engraving. Full original hand color. Full margins. Some light staining and wear in margins. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Description

A very detailed map of the British Isles by John Cary (ca. 1754-1835), the founder of the famous English cartographic firm. Cities, rivers and lakes are graphically presented, and this together with the contrasting pastel shades of the counties gives the map a striking appearance. Roads are shown, and shipping distances are shown from many ports. Scales are given for British miles as well as Irish and Geographical miles.