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CARY, John

A NEW MAP OF FRANCE AGREEABLE to its DIVISION into PROVINCES, As Previous to the Revolution FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES.

Published: London. 1811

Stock code: 56242

Price: £100

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Clear and accurate map of early nineteenth century France, coloured by province. Three scales at lower left, below the title. John Cary was considered ‘the most representative, able and prolific of English cartographers’. Tooley says, ‘As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch’. When the Ordnance Survey began accurately mapping the UK, they used John Cary’s style as the basis for their work. Cary’s New Universal Atlas, Containing Distinct Maps of All the Principal States and Kingdoms Throughout the World.

Copper engraving. Hand coloured. Very good condition; some stains to the margins, not affecting the image. Size: 59.5 x 51 cm.

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