C1806

A Map of Cornwall from the Best Authorities

Mapmaker:

John Cary (1755 - 1835)

Very detailed large map of Cornwall with an inset of the Scilly Islands at left. A compass rose and scale of distances is at lower right.

$A 325

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S/N: BI-ENG-1806-CARY–234137
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Full Title:

A Map of Cornwall from the Best Authorities

Date:

C1806

Mapmaker:

John Cary (1755 - 1835)

Condition:

In good condition, with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

523mm 
x 410mm

Paper Size: 

555mm 
x 432mm
AUTHENTICITY
A Map of Cornwall from the Best Authorities - Antique Map from 1806

Genuine antique
dated:

1806

Description:

Very detailed large map of Cornwall with an inset of the Scilly Islands at left. A compass rose and scale of distances is at lower right.

Mapmaker:

John Cary (1755-1835)

Born in Wiltshire, England, his father a malster and churchwarden. Cary was appointed Surveyor of Roads to the General Post Office 1794. He won the Gold Medal of the Royal Society of Arts 1804 for his large scale map of Cardingshire. His Strand premises burned down 17th January 1820 and which was continued by his sons at 86 St. James.

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