Decorative Art

John Cary - Staffordshire Hand Painted Map Engraving From "New and Correct English Atlas" Published in 1787

$350

Material

Laid Paper, Engraving

About

Map engraving from an atlas book published in 1787 titled, "New and Correct English Atlas" by John Cary. Map is printed on laid paper. Behind map in frame is an information sheet about Staffordshire.

Artist Biography

John Cary was an English cartographer. He was born in February of 1755 and died in August of 1835. His career stated with his apprenticeship in London. After he opened up his own shop in the Strand in 1783. His atlas "New and Correct English Atlas" became the standard reference work in England. He was commissioned in 1794 by the Postmaster General to survey England's roads. Out of this commission he published "Cary's New Itinerary" in 1798. He later produced "Ordnance Survey maps before 1805. His business was eventually taken over by G. F. Cruchley.

Dimensions

H 16 in. x W 14 in. x D 1 in.

Dimensions without Frame

H 13 in. x W 10 in.