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Antique Print-CIRCLE OF SWABIA-GERMANY-Cary-1799
- Antique print, titled: 'A New Map of the Circle of Swabia, from the Latest Authorities' - An extremely attractive example of John Cary's 1799 map of the Swabia region of Germany. Covers from the Upper Rhine region south as far as Switzerland, Lake Constance and Tyrol. Extends eastward as far as Bavaria and westward as far as France. Includes the Black Forest region and the Duchy of Wurtenburg (Stuttgart). Highly detailed with color coding according to region. Shows forests, cities, palaces, forts, roads and rivers. Etching / engraving with contemporary hand colouring on hand laid paper. Description: Cary, John, Cary's New Universal Atlas, containing distinct maps of all the principal states and kingdoms throughout the World. From the latest and best authorities extant. London: Printed for J. Cary, Engraver and Map-seller, No. 181, near Norfolk Street, Strand.Artists and Engravers: Made by 'John Cary' after an anonymous artist. John Cary (1754 - 1835) was a London based cartographer active in the early part of the 19th century. Ronald Vere Tooley, the prominent English map historian, writes of Cary, "As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch." Cary began his work as an engraver, cartographer, and globe maker in 1776 with his New and Correct English Atlas. This important atlas represented a new phase in cartography where accuracy and detail rose in prominence over the decorative embellishments of the 18th century. This change was indicative of the times when travel and commerce were expanding globally as never before. Cary's mastery of both engraving and cartography resulted in a series of seminal works that redefined mapmaking in the early 19th century. His stupendous Cary's New Universal Atlas, published in 1808, set the standard for all cartographers who followed. Cary reissued this seminal atlas in 1811, 1819, 1824, 1828, 1833, 1836 and 1844. Cary also did considerable work on the English Ordinance Survey prior to 1805. His cartographic work particularly inspired the Edinburgh school of cartography as represented by John Pinkerton and John Thomson. In America, Cary's work was used as the basis for Tanner's important New American Atlas. Cary's last published atlas appeared posthumously in 1844, however, by 1850 Cary's work was being carried on by his sons and other well-known cartographers including James Wyld, John Tallis & Company, and Crutchley. Condition: Good, given age. Some crinkles and soft creases. Bottom edge with two small tears, not affecting image. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully. Storage location: BG-B7-15 The overall size is ca. 23.2 x 20 inch. The image size is ca. 20.4 x 18.1 inch. The overall size is ca. 59 x 50.7 cm. The image size is ca. 51.8 x 46.1 cm.
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