‘… The West Riding of YORKSHIRE’ (on two sheets) by John Cary c.1818 (New & Correct English Atlas)

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Two finely engraved and accurate 18th century maps of the West Riding of Yorkshire which appeared in John Cary’s New & Correct English Atlas* (London: J. Cary, 1818). 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. The original page of text which accompanies the map is included with the purchase.

*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. The atlas proved to be so popular that by the 1809 edition, an entirely new set of maps had to be engraved as the original plates had become so worn!

  • This is an original copperplate engraving with original hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 27cms by 21.6cms for Plate 1 and 26.7cms by 21.9cms for Plate 2.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Click on image for a better view.
  • Click on ‘Delivery Policy’ for postage costs.
  • Guaranteed to be over 195 years old.
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