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CARY, John (ca. 1754--1835)
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. Delineated from actual surveys, and materially assisted from authentic documents liberally supplied by the right honourable the Post Masters General
London: publish'd ... by J. Cary, engraver & map-seller, June 11th. 1794.
85, [3] p., 81 pl. ; 30.2 cm. (4°)

The title is engraved. With a letterpress index of place-names (pp. [1], 2--85) and list of subscribers (pp. [86--88]); an engraved dedication to the 'Post Masters General' Philip, Earl of Chesterfield and Thomas Baron Walsingham, signed 'John Cary.'; an engraved, hand-coloured 'General Map'; and an engraved plate of 'Explanations'. Each plate constitutes a section of the map. If these sections were (as in theory they could be) pasted together 9 x 9 rather than bound in a book, the dedication (pl. 71) would appear directly under the general map (pl. [80]), due west of the 'Explanations' (pl. 72), and directly above the title (pl. [62]) in the North Sea. As it is however, these four plates are bound out of numerical order as preliminaries, with the title-plate facing the dedication. According to a note the map shows the routes of all navigable canals, including those not yet been built but for which an Act of Parliament had been obtained. County borders, parks, woods, urban areas and main roads are indicated with different colour-washes. ESTC n48119.

Binding C19th diced russia, gilt-ruled borders, roll-tooled turn-ins, gilt double-ruled spine direct-lettered in gilt.

Reference Number 1857


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