Plate 34: Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire and parts of Beds, Northants & Rutland by G. & J. Cary c.1822
A finely engraved, detailed and accurate regional map -- showing the area mainly around Huntingdonshire, west Cambridgeshire and parts of Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Rutland -- which appeared in John Cary's New Map of England and Wales with part of Scotland (London: G. & J. Cary, 1822). This atlas, first published in 1794, was ahead of its time in that in showed the country in a series of uniform grid maps instead of by individual county; the style of mapping which was to be employed later by the Ordnance Survey. This was also the first British atlas to recognise the Greenwich Meridian.
John Cary (c.1754-1835) was perhaps the greatest English map maker who ever lived as his maps were unsurpassed for there detail, accuracy, clarity and craftsmanship. His prolific output had a profound influence on map making of the day, in particular, the Ordnance Survey.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with original hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 21.4cms by 26.6cms.
- 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.