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CARY, John.

A NEW MAP OF SWISSERLAND DIVIDED INTO ITS CANTONS AND DEPENDENCIES INCLUDING THE GRISONS &C.&C. FROM THE LATEST AUTHORITIES.

Published: London. 1811

Stock code: 55075

Price: £195

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Clear and accurate map of early nineteenth century Switzerland coloured by canton. Four scales at lower centre, title at top left, and some ‘Observations’ at top right about the ‘Thirteen Cantons of Switzerland.’ 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.

Copper engraving. Original colour. Fine condition. Size: 52 x 46 cm.

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