'CORNWALL' by John Cary c.1787-1788 (New & Correct English Atlas)

'CORNWALL' by John Cary c.1787-1788 (New & Correct English Atlas)
SKU: jcnc/corn/006

A finely engraved and accurate 18th century map of Cornwall -- with an inset of the Scilly Isles -- which appeared in John Cary's New & Correct English Atlas* (London: J. Cary, 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 in earlier mapmaking 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 21.6cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 200 years old.