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Cary, [John].
Cary's New Map of England and Wales with Part of Scotland. On Which are Carefully Laid Down All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, the Course of the Rivers and Navigable Canals, Cities, Market and Borough Towns, Parishes, and most considerable Hamlets, Parks, Forests &c, &c.
London; J Cary, 1794., 1794. FIRST PRINTING. Quarto, pp. [10] including letterpress and engraved title page, 78 leaves of maps as called for including General Map to fore, 85 Index, [3] List of Subscribers. The maps are on scale of 69 1/2 miles to a degree (numbered 1-81 with pagination irregular, but complete), printed to single side only and many arranged as double-page spreads; features and borders marked in colour. Later quarter calf with maroon leather label to spine with gilt titles, and bottle green faux leather boards. Covers very lightly surface scuffed; small splits (approx 1-inch) at each end of inner front gutter. Scattered foxing and a little toning; central vertical crease to one map sheet (affecting sea only); very minor worm holes to Index. A Very Good copy. Detailed maps taken from "Authentic Documents Liberally supplied by the Right Honourable the Postmasters General", showing the Greenwich Meridian for the first time on the General Map. John Cary (circa 1754-1835), the foremost cartographer of roads in England and Wales of his time, was commissioned by the Postmaster General in 1794 to survey the country's roads as his New Itinerary was then the standard work on the subject.
Bookseller: Keel Row Books [United Kingdom]
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