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Cary's New and Correct English Atlas
1793. First Edition . CARY, John. Cary's New and Correct English Atlas: Being a New Set of County Maps from Actual Surveys. London: John Cary, 1793. Large quarto, contemporary full brown tree calf reabcked, red morocco spine label, raised bands, original marbled endpapers. $3800.Second edition of Cary's ""immensely popular"" atlas of England and Wales, ""the standard county atlas of the period,"" containing 46 lovely hand-colored maps, a very handsome copy in contemporary tree calf.""John Cary was one of the most prolific, and by many considered to be the finest, of English map-makers. His work was of high standard, and in the many issues of his works he made constant additions and improvements, not only in his geographical data, but also in technical processes of printing"" (Tooley, 57). ""The quality of his engraving established new standards and a new style, with his effective, starkly beautiful, plain design being widely adoptedÂ… Particularly noteworthy are the immensely popular New and Correct English Atlas (editions from 1787), which became the standard county atlas of the period,"" among other works (DNB). ""Impressive in their workmanship, remarkable for their accuracy and their clear, clean print, Cary's maps are brilliantly engraved and rank as the finest maps of the 19th century. From a visual, as distinct from a decorative point of view, they have not been surpassed"" (Tooley, 71). ""He may be counted as one of the greatest influences in British cartography since Saxton"" (Lister, 43). First published in 12 parts from 1787-89. Shirley I:324. Maps and accompanying text clean and fine; contemporary calf with light expert restoration to extremities. Near-fine.
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