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[John] CARY
1790 CARY'S SURVEY OF HIGH ROADS OF LONDON Travel TURNPIKES Maps INNS
1790. [Maps] ~ CARY, [John] Cary's Survey of the High Roads from London to Hampton Court, Bagshot, Oakingham.. London. Printed for J. Cary, 1790. 8vo. [25] leaves. Engraved throughout. The road maps are printed in eighty numbered columns on both the recto and verso of twenty leaves. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities heavily rubbed, splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. The first edition of cartographer John Cary's (1755-1835) atlas, executed to his typically high standards, showing the major routes out of London to Hampton Court, Bagshot, Oakingham, Binfield, Windsor, Maidenhead, High Wycombe, Amersham, Rickmansworth, Tring, St. Albans, Welwyn, Hertford, Ware, Bishops Stortford, Chipping Ongar, Chelmsford, Gravesend, Rochester, Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, East Grinsted, Ryegate, Dorking, Guildford, and Richmond. In addition the maps depicts 'every Gentleman's seat, situate on, or seen from the Road...with the Name of the Possessor; to which is added the Number of Inns on each separate Route; also, the different Turnpike Gates, shewing the Connection which one trust has with another. The English Review (Vol. XVII, 1791, p.386) said of the work: 'We consider it as an entertaining and useful companion to the numerous travellers who are constantly issuing from every quarter of this immense metropolis'. Further editions of Cary's Survey were published up to 1810. ESTC T133729. ~ About Antiquates We're based in the heart of the Dorset countryside, with an antiquarian bookshop in Wareham, housed w … [Click Below for Full Description]
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