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Cary's Map of Middlesex

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Cary's Map of Middlesex

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  • John Cary
  • This map of Middlesex is characteristic of mapmaker John Cary's clear and elegant style, which established him as one the best cartographic engravers of his day.

    Cary was apprenticed to William Palmer, himself a noted engraver, in 1770. He soon gained a reputation for his terrestrial and celestial globes, and became the foremost globe-maker of his day.

    Today, he is best remembered for five atlases that he engraved and published. Four were county atlases of England and Wales, including the 'New And Correct Atlas', in which this map was published. His fifth work was a world atlas, the 'New Universal Atlas', published in 1808.

    Condition & Materials 

    Copper engraving, 22.5 x 27 cm, original hand-colour, blank verso, published in Cary's 'New And Correct Atlas'.