JOHN CARY

A globe maker but also a prolific mapmaker showing how good engraving could be

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JOHN CARY

1787 - Many series of detailed county maps of England. New & Correct English Atlas Cary's Traveller's Companion The New British Atlas Maps for Camden's Britannia

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John Cary founded a family business which produced a large number of maps, charts and globes. His first premises were at 188 Strand (1783-1787) moving to 181 Strand in 1791 for a period of nearly thirty years before moving to 86 St. James's Street, London (1820 - 1832)

His ability brought him a special commission in 1794 from the Postmaster-General to survey the roads of Great Britain. He is perhaps best known for the important English county atlases he produced. Cary's New and Correct English Alas which was first published in 1787 but which went into a number of editions in succeeding years. The maps for the new edition of Camden's Britannia by Richard Gough in 1789 and 1806. Cary's Traveller's Companion, 1790 and later editions - a handy pocket reference for the golden age of coaching. He also worked with John Stockdale to produce The New British Atlas in 1805.

Gone is the decoration which his predecessors used on their maps. His maps broke new ground with their modern style of clarity and fine engraving.

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New & Correct English Atlas

  •  Buckinghamshire by John Cary

    Buckinghamshire by John Cary

  •  Cheshire by John Cary

    Cheshire by John Cary

  •  Cumberland by John Cary

    Cumberland by John Cary

  •  Devonshire by John Cary

    Devonshire by John Cary

  •  Co. Durham by John Cary

    Co. Durham by John Cary

  •  Hampshire by John Cary

    Hampshire by John Cary

  •  Gloucestershire by John Cary

    Gloucestershire by John Cary

  •  Lincolnshire by John Cary

    Lincolnshire by John Cary

  •  Middlesex by John Cary

    Middlesex by John Cary

  •  Norfolk by John Cary

    Norfolk by John Cary

  •  Northumberland by John Cary

    Northumberland by John Cary

  •  Somersetshire by John Cary

    Somersetshire by John Cary

  •  Warwickshire by John Cary

    Warwickshire by John Cary

  •  Worcestershire by John Cary

    Worcestershire by John Cary

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