Lot 122 of 312:
Cary's New Map of England and Wales 1794  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$270
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
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 the navigable canals, cities, market and burough towns, parishes, and most considerable hamlets, parks, forests, &c, &c..
Author:
Cary, J.
Place:
London
Publisher:
J. Cary
Date:
1794
Description:

With engraved title, dedication page, explanations, and 77 maps hand-colored in outline (plate 63 repeated with plate 62 lacking). (4to) 32x24 cm. (12½x9½"),  full period leather with traveller's flap. First Edition, Book Form.

The general map of England and Wales is the first map to use the meridian of Greenwich instead of London. The map was also issued as a very large 6 part folding map. This copy does not include an index or list of subscribers. With the armorial bookplate of  Alfred Marleton [?]. Scarce.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Fair amount of wear to leather with rubbing to extremities, tearing to leather at heel of spine strip; hinges cracked, first blank starting to detach at bottom, sheet 25 nearly detached, maps otherwise very good with occasional light foxing and a few minor closed tears or chips at margins.
 
Item number:
309234
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