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Antique Map of Jersey Guernsey Alderney and the Isle of Man by John Cary dated 1793

18th century map of Channel Islands by Caryrare map of Channel Islands dated 1789 by John Cary

Very scarce map of the Channel Islands by John Cary dated circa 1789.
Jersey - 'A MAP of the ISLAND of Jersey, Drawn from the Survey of Pholip Dumaresq Esq.r, Seigneur of Samares.' ' The Numeros or several Vintaines or Tythings Shew the Number of the Habitaions of Houses on each Vitaine.' Features rhumb lines and sandbanks.
Alderney - Shows 'The Race of Alderney' adjacent the 'Cape de la Hague', place names in and around Aldeney are in French.
Guernsey - 'Garnsey or Sarnia' - includes Great Sark, Little Sark, Herme and Brehoe.
Isle of Man - adjacent coasts of North West England, Scotland and Ireland, features rhumb lines

Condition: Good bold imprint, paper excellent, generous margins, some offsetting.

Title: An antique map of Channel Islands
Medium: Copperplate engraving dated circa 1789. Image Size: 495 x 380mm, 19.25 x 15". approx.
Order No. 2763 Price: £195.00 Paper Size: 530 x 440mm, 21 x 17.25 " approx.
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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 The Channel Islands by John Cary.

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