WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN A NEW CHART OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
SoldVery attractive map of the western mediterranean in 1756.Compass rose,rhum lines,cartouche etc.good hand colour.Mint condition.
code : M1923
Cartographer : CARY John
Date : 1795c London
Size : 17*24cms
availability : Sold
Price : Sold
John Cary (1755-1835) was a renowned and active map engraver and publisher, working between 1787 and 1834 in London. Cary’s publications did much to advance the quality and clarity of data presentation on maps. His county maps for Richard Gough’s edition of Camden’s Britannia in 1789 evidenced much improved hachuring (shading to show land relief and physical features) when compared with earlier examples – Cary’s hachuring was much less overbearing than that used by other mapmakers at this time and did not obscure map data.