‘LANCASHIRE’ by John Cary (Traveller’s Companion) c.1810


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A finely engraved and accurate early 19th century map of Lancashire which appeared in John Cary’s Traveller’s Companion* (London: J. Cary1810). John Cary is regarded by many carto-historians as one the greatest English map makers who ever lived as his work was unsurpassed for clarity and craftsmanship.

*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 9.2cms by 14.5cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. 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 200 years old.
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