'CORNWALL' by John Cary (Traveller's Companion) c.1817
A beautifully engraved and accurate early 19th century map of Cornwall which appeared in John Cary's Traveller's Companion* (London: 1817). John Cary (c.1754-1835) is arguably the best English map maker who ever lived as his maps are unsurpassed for their quality, accuracy and detail.
The maps from the Traveller's Companion, prepared at the request of the Postmaster General, were based on an entirely new survey of the Turnpike roads of England & Wales carried out by Cary from 1780 onwards. On publication, the maps proved to be immensely popular and had a considerable influence on the formative work of the Ordnance Survey Office which was established in 1791.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 9.25cms by 14.5cms.
- The map is in very good condition, decent borders. Click on image for a better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 190 years old.