CARY, John (1755-1835). A New Map of Scotland. London: J. Cary, 1801

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Fine engraved folding map (36 2/8 x 41 2/8 inches), laid down on cartographic linen in 24 sections, showing the whole of Scotland and the Western Isles, the north of England and Ireland, with insets of the Orkney Isles and the Shetland Islands, all with original hand colouring in outline; with original blue paper boards slipcase with printed paper label on the front.

An attractive and large scale map of Scotland. "Cary's first known engraved plan is dated 1779. Henceforth, the quality of his engraving established new standards and a new style, with his effective, starkly beautiful, plain design being widely adopted. His firm's cartographic output was prolific and diverse, ranging through maps, plans, atlases, astronomical and educational works, road-books (including works based on surveys by Aaron Arrowsmith the elder, who probably trained him), guides, and globes. Particularly noteworthy are the immensely popular New and Correct English Atlas (editions from 1787), which became the standard county atlas of the period, and the Traveller's Companion (from 1790), the printing plates of both of which had to be replaced having become worn in the effort to meet the huge demand, and the particularly fine New English Atlas (from 1801) and New Universal Atlas (from 1808)" (David Smith for DNB). For more information about this map, or a warm welcome to see it and others in our gallery at 72nd Street, NYC, please contact Caleb Kiffer.