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Cary, John 1799 © Cartography Associates


Cary's new universal atlas by John Carey (London: John Carey, 1799)

Information on this publication from the David Rumsey Historical Map Collection website.

Short Title: Ireland.
Publisher: London: John Cary.
Type: Atlas Map
Obj Height cm: 47
Obj Width cm: 52
Scale 1:1,150,000
Note: Engraved map. County and province boundaries in outline hand col. Relief shown by hachures. Shows distances to Dublin. "11" pasted on verso.
Country: Ireland
Full Title: A new map of Ireland, divided into its provinces and counties; also the opposite coasts of Scotland and Wales; shewing the several ports from whence the packets depart for Ireland. From the latest authorities. By John Cary, engraver, 1799. London: Printed for J. Cary, Engraver & Map-seller, No. 181, Strand, Augst. 1, 1799.
List No: 1657.012
Page No: 11
Series No: 15
Publication Author: Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835
Pub Date: 1808
Pub Title: Cary's new universal atlas, containing distinct maps of all the principal states and kingdoms throughout the World. From the latest and best authorities extant. London: Printed for J. Cary, Engraver and Map-seller, No. 181, near Norfolk Street, Strand, 1808.
Pub Reference: Phillips, 714; Fordham, J.C. John Cary, p. 77-82; The map collector, 43, p. 40-47; National Maritime Museum. Catalog, v. 3, no. 311.
Pub Note: The 1st ed., with a list of subscribers. Fordham lists eds. of 1808, 1811 (reissue of 1808, no maps changes other than the 1811 date appearing on some of the maps), 1819 (one third of the maps amended), 1824 (maps unchanged from 1819 except for the date), 1828 (same as 1824, except for date changes, with reissues in 1833, 1836 (Baskes), and 1844). This is a fine atlas, one of the best of its period, and a source for American mapmakers (Tanner directly copied the World and continental maps for his New American Atlas). Fordham: (The maps) "are finely engraved, with full details, showing especially the water-ways and roads, and hill-shading, and are usually coloured. The work is very clear and delicate and of a uniform character throughout." Maps are hand painted in outline color and bound in half leather brown boards with "Cary's Atlas. 1808" stamped in gilt on the new leather spine.
Pub List No: 1657.000
Pub Type: World Atlas
Pub Maps: 60
Pub Height cm: 57
Pub Width cm: 38
Image No: 1657012
Institution: Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement: Copyright 2005


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