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Engraving with original full wash hand colouring. Overall size: 70.2cms x 58.9cms. Image size: 590mm x 498mm. Centrefold as published. Highly detailed map stretching from the Gobi desert to Isle of Hainan. Lower margin is threat size only so it has been augmented with old paper, hard to spot else very good condition.
John Cary (1755-1835) was an engraver, cartographer, globemaker, surveyor, mapseller, printseller and publisher.’The most prominent and successful exponent of his time..the founder of what we may call the modern English school’ Fordham. John Cary CUP 1925. Cary’s output was prolific and varied. He was appointed Surveyor of Roads to the General Post Office in 1794. He won the gold Medal of the Royal Society of Arts 1804 for his large-scale map of Cardiganshire. The focus of his work was clear and detailed engraving rather than the decorative embellishments of the earlier mapmakers.