'BERKSHIRE' by John Cary c.1787 / 1788 (New & Correct English Atlas)
A finely engraved and accurate 18th century map of Berkshire which was produced by John Cary and published in his New & Correct English Atlas (London: 1787/1788). John Cary (c.1754-1835) is generally regarded as one of the greatest names in British cartography as his maps are unsurpassed for their quality, craftsmanship and detail.
First published in 1787/88, Cary's New & Correct English Atlas was the most revolutionary county atlas ever printed. The quaintness and charm of earlier maps was replaced with a scientific rationality that emphasised detail, clarity and accuracy. Cary set a standard thereafter which other Cartographers were to follow most notably the Ordnance Survey.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 26.4cms by 21.7cms (including imprint).
- The map is in very good condition with adequate margins. Minor water stains. Click on image for a better view.
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- Guaranteed to be over 200 years old.