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John Cary (c.1754-1835) and descendants were possibly the most prolific publishers of cartography around the turn of the nineteenth century. Cary is noted for the clarity of detail in his maps and was the first to use the Greenwich meridian. In 1794 he was commissioned by the Postmaster-General to survey the roads of Great Britain. Cary had already published road books; indeed his first publication is one showing the roads between London and Falmouth, 1784. In 1790 Cary published his ‘Survey of the High Roads from London’ which contained twelve routes from the city and eighteen cross roads. All are in lovely early colour and display a wealth of information. It was particularly pointed out by Cary that the country houses along the route could be seen from certain vantage points which are marked out on the maps. It was re-issued unaltered in 1799 and again as offered here in 1801 with a few updates of the names of homes and their owners. Provenance: with ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper of Maurice H. Fitzgerald, author; private English collection. Beresiner (1983) pp. 80-2; Fordham (1924) p. 40; Fordham (1925) pp. 40-1.
CARY, John

Cary's Survey of the High Roads from London to Hampton Court, Bagshot ...

London, 1801
Small quarto (225 x 160 mm.), full contemporary marbled calf, rebacked with blind ruled raised bands, red calf gilt title label, later endpapers. With engraved title page, Explanation and Advertisement, map of the Turnpike Gates, folding general map, both in early wash colour and 80 strip road maps on 40 sheets all in early wash colour, engraved throughout, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10200


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