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CARY, John (ca. 1754--1835)
[New itinerary. 1802]
Cary's New itinerary: or, an accurate delineation of the great roads, both direct and cross, throughout England and Wales; with many of the principal roads in Scotland. ... By John Cary, surveyor of the roads to the General Post Office. To which are added at the end of each route, the names of those inns which supply post horses and carriages; accompanied with a most extensive selection of noblemen and gentlemen's seats; a list of the packet boats, and their time of sailing; copious indexes, &c. &tc. Second edition with improvements.
London: printed for John Cary, 1802.
[470], 797--798, 801--868 p., engr. t.-pl., engr. dedic., [2] fold. engr. maps. ; 17.9 cm. (8°)

First published in 1798. Cary was an influential cartographer whose firm published a series of highly successful maps, plans, county atlases and road-books. He was known for the high quality and clean design of his maps, which dominated British map production for a generation and were much plagiarized. The title-page and dedication leaf are engraved. Pages [73--470] are numbered as columns 1--796. The maps in this edition are dated January 1802. With an index to four thousand country seats and their owners (pp. 801--61) and a 'Statement Of The Proceedings In The Court of King's Bench, ... In The Case Of Cary versus Longman and Another' (heard on 20 February 1800) in which the court ruled in favour of the plaintiff's claim that the 12th edition of Paterson's Roads, published by Francis Newbery, had pirated this index. Soane also owned the ninth edition, 1821 (q.v.) as well as Cary's New map of England and Wales, 1794 (q.v.).




Copy Notes Bought from A. Maxwell for 12s. on 30 July 1810. (Priv. Corr. XVI.E.2.4). This copy has the engraved map of cross roads in four separate sheets, unmounted.

Binding C19th half calf, marbled-paper boards, gilt double-ruled spine, green morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 1855


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