Cary’s smallest county atlas

By CARY, John, 1817 

Traveller’s Companion or, a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales… [bound with] Cary’s New Itinerary: or an Accurate Delineation of the Great Roads…

British Isles
  • Author: CARY, John
  • Publication place: London
  • Publisher: Printed for John Cary Engraver, and Map-seller Strand
  • Publication date: 1817.
  • Physical description: Small 4to (115 by 180mm), two works in one volume, title, 43 engraved maps (map of Yorkshire folding), original outline hand-colour [bound with] Seventh edition, title, folding map of the British Isles, three advertisement leaves, contents, 20 leaves of index, 123pp. distance tables, one leaf index of rivers, 6 leaves listing cross roads, 26 leaf Coaching Directory”, and six folding maps, 950pp. Itinerary”, table of postage rates, and two advertisement leaves at end, all with fine original hand-colour, map of England tightly bound with tear, contemporary tree calf, re-backed preserving original spine.
  • Inventory reference: 2503

Notes

This is the smallest of the three county atlases produced by John Cary, and was described by him as being an abridgement of the New and Correct Atlas’ of 1787. According to Chubb this is the seventh edition of the atlas, here bound together with the seventh edition of Cary’s Itinerary. 

Provenance

Bookplate of E.P. John Westby Esq. 

Bibliography

  1. Chubb CCCLV
    • Chubb, T., Skells, J. and Beharrell, H. (1977). The printed maps in the atlases of Great Britain and Ireland. Folkestone: Dawson.

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