C1806

A new map of Asia, from the latest authorities [cartographic material by John Cary, engraver 1806.

Rare large scale map of Asia by John Cary with Australia prominently featured.  The Australian coast line is shown with the historic discoveries by the Dutch on the north and west coast, those of James Cook on the east coast. … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

A new map of Asia, from the latest authorities [cartographic material by John Cary, engraver 1806.

Date:

C1806

Condition:

Wear to lower centre fold, minor spotting to outer margin in places, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving with original hand colouring.

Image Size: 

500mm 
x 440mm
AUTHENTICITY
A new map of Asia, from the latest authorities [cartographic material by John Cary, engraver 1806. - Antique Map from 1806

Genuine antique
dated:

1806

Description:

Rare large scale map of Asia by John Cary with Australia prominently featured. 

The Australian coast line is shown with the historic discoveries by the Dutch on the north and west coast, those of James Cook on the east coast. Bass Strait is shown, with the information supplied by Flinders and Bass to Aaron Arrowsmith. Arrowsmith was the first to publish  a separate chart of Bass Strait. The first issue of this very rare chart had the naming of the strait mispelt, ie ‘Basses’ which was corrected on Flinders return. Cary has used the incorrect spelling for the strait, obviously having used the out dated earlier chart. The southern coast from Island of St Peter at the eastern end of the Great Bight to Wilsons Promontory is shown as an imaginary line of dots.

The southern coast of New Guinea is shown uncharted.

From Cary’s New universal atlas containing distinct maps of all the principal states and kingdoms throughout the world.

John Cary (1755 - 1835)

Cary was a mapmaker 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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