Cary’s plan of London with its Index
By CARY, John & George, 1826
Cary’s New Plan of London and Its Vicinity, 1826.
- Author: CARY, John & George
- Publication place: London
- Publisher: Pulished by G. & J. Cary, No. 86 St. James’s Street
- Publication date: Jan. 1st, 1826.
- Physical description: Engraved plan, fine original outline hand colour, dissected and mounted on linen; together with booklet, title, 2p. advert, and 36pp. index of London street names, both housed within original green marbled paper slipcase, with publisher’s label, rubbed.
- Dimensions: 660 by 830mm (26 by 32.75 inches).
- Inventory reference: 2230
Cary served his apprenticeship as an engraver in London, before setting up his own business in the Strand in 1783. He soon gained a reputation for his maps and globes. His atlas, ‘The New and Correct English Atlas’, published in 1787, became a standard reference work in England. In 1794 Cary was commissioned by the Postmaster General to survey England’s roads. This resulted in Cary’s ‘New Itinerary’ (1798); a map of all the major roads in England and Wales. He also produced Ordnance Survey maps prior to 1805. In his later life he collaborated on geological maps with the geologist William Smith. His business was eventually taken over by G. F. Cruchley.
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