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Antique Map of Sussex by John Cary dated 1793

Antique Map of Sussex by John Cary
 

From the New and Correct Atlas John Cary 1793

Condition: Close margins, early hand colouring.

Title: An antique map of Sussex
Medium: Hand coloured engraving. Image Size: 210 x 260mm, 8.25 x 10.25". approx.
Order No. 1833 Price: £65.00 Paper Size: 230 x 290mm, 9 x 11 " approx.
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Biography:
John Cary (1755-1835)
One of the finest and best known English cartographers. Besides county maps his work coverde world atlases, road maps, sea charts, town plans and canal plans. He became Surveyor of Roads to the General Post Office, commissioned to survey the roads of England in 1794.

Originally from Wiltshire, the son of a maltster. He was born in February 1755, the second son of George and Mary Cary. He had three brothers, Francis (1756-1836) also an engraver, William (1759-1825) a map publisher and globe maker with whom he collaborated, and George the elder (d.1830) who was a partner at 86, St. James Street, London. His two sons, George the younger(d.1859) and John, joined the firm in 1820. The business passed to F. Crutchley c.1844 and later to Gall and Inglis.

Cary's first county atlas was the New and Correct published in 1787. In 1789 he produced maps for an edition of Camden's Britannia translated by Richard Gough. This does not seem to have been very successful, although it was issued a second time in 1806. Meanwhile, however the maps from this work were used by John Stockdale in his New British Atlas published in 1805.

Other Works by John Cary

Old map of Sussex by John Cary.

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