'DORSETSHIRE' by G. & J. Cary c.1828 (Traveller's Companion)
A finely engraved and accurate early 19th century map of Dorset which appeared in John & George Cary's Traveller's Companion* (London: J. & G. Cary, 1822-1835). 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 9.4cms by 14.8cms.
- The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on images for a better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 175 years old.