John Cary, Mapmaker & Publisher

Without doubt, John Cary was one of the great mapmakers that pre-date the Ordnance Survey. He was an engraver and publisher of flat sheets, folded maps and atlases. All went through various reprints, with the stock being taken over by George Cruchley around 1850 but still initially published with the Cary name attached. Cary developed a reputation for clarity and accuracy relative to other mapmakers of the period. This reflected the need for the map as a travel aid rather than as a decorative piece. Below is a sample of titles in stock, further details available on request.

Cary’s New Six Sheet Map of England and Wales with Part of Scotland, with slip case. Folding Map 1830. (nn361)

The Turnpike Roads of Yorkshire. Small folding map, no slipcase. 1818. (nn357)

Camden’s Yorkshire / Brigantes: extract from Britannia. This extract contains three maps by John Cary, 1806. (By)

An Accurate Map of England and Wales from the Best Authorities. Presumed to be from Gough’s reissue of Camden’s Britannia. Flat sheet. 1789. (nn309)

A New Map of The British Isles From The Latest Authorities. Flat sheet. 1807. (nn306)

A New Map of England From The Latest Authorities. Flat sheet. 1807. (nn305)

Cary’s Reduction of his Large Map of England and Wales with Part of Scotland. Folded map with slipcase. 1805. (nn293)

Cary’s Reduction of his Large Map of England and Wales with Part of Scotland. Folded map with slipcase. 1796. (nn236)

Cary’s Pocket Companion to the Roads of Great Britain shewing all the Post and Market Towns. Folded map in slipcase. 1791. (nn242)

John Cary’s Traveller’s Companion 1791 [1792, 1789]. Rebacked with all maps complete. 1791/2. (Ud)

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