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The first edition of this second series of John Cary’s ‘Traveller’s Companion’ was published in 1806. In the interim issues had appeared dated 1810, 1812 and 1814. This 1817 example bears the same title with just the date in the imprint altered. All the maps now bear imprints with similar date and there are alterations to the detail on the maps as might be expected of Cary. The list of Market and Borough Towns at the end is expanded and now fills the fifth page. The ensuing list of Routes is also reset. There is now no imprint of the printer. Provenance: contemporary inscription of ‘Jane Earnshaw March 6th 1818’ on front free endpaper; David Kingsley Collection (author of the cartobibliography of Sussex); Clive A. Burden Ltd. June 1994. Chubb (1927) 280; Fordham (1925a) pp. 39; Smith ‘The Map Collector’ 43 pp. 40-47.
CARY, John

Cary's Traveller's Companion, or, a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales; shewing the immediate Route to every Market and Borough Town throughout the Kingdom. Laid down from the best Authorities, On A New Set Of County Maps. To which is added An Alphabetical List of all the Market Towns, with the Days on which they are held

Printed for John Cary, Engraver, and Map-seller, Strand, London, 1817
Octavo (165 x 110 mm.), contemporary half calf, marbled paper boards, rebacked with gilt ruled compartments and title, marbled endpapers. With engraved title, advertisement and contents, general map and 42 county maps, that of Yorkshire folding with one fold reinforced, all in early outline colour, placed in pairs facing each other, pp. 16 of tables, and 4 of publishers adverts, otherwise in good condition.
Stock number: 10747


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