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Cover: Chart of the world, Mercator's projection. Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835, 1819

Cover: Chart of the world, Mercator's projection. / Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835 / 1819
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Full Title: (Covers to) Chart of the world upon Mercator's projection drawn from the most recent geographical materials exhibiting the whole of the new discoveries with the tracks of the principal navigators accurately adjusted from the most exact astronomical observations. London; published By John Cary, No. 181 Strand June 1819.

Author: Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835

Date: 1819

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Author: Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835

Date: 1819

Short Title: Cover: Chart of the world, Mercator's projection.

Publisher: London: John Cary.

Type: Covers

Object Height cm: 29

Object Width cm: 21

Note: A scarce map that is not listed in Fordham's Cary bibliography, nor in the British Museum list - the BM lists shows a later map (1827) with a different title. This is a finely detailed map in the best Cary style. The cartography follows closely his 18" globe of 1818 (see our copy) and may have been inspired by it - the scale is the same at the equator. The tracks of the various navigations of the period are shown with great precision. An interesting feature is the repetition of western Europe and Africa on both sides of the map. Full color. Map is dissected into 30 sections and folds into a dark olive green marbled board slip case 29x21 with label reading "World. Sold By C. Smith. Mapseller, 172 Strand, London." Relief shown pictorially.

Reference: cf British Museum World, p. 626.

World Area: World

Full Title: (Covers to) Chart of the world upon Mercator's projection drawn from the most recent geographical materials exhibiting the whole of the new discoveries with the tracks of the principal navigators accurately adjusted from the most exact astronomical observations. London; published By John Cary, No. 181 Strand June 1819.

List No: 4639A

Series No: 1

Published In: Chart of the world upon Mercator's projection drawn from the most recent geographical materials exhibiting the whole of the new discoveries with the tracks of the principal navigators accurately adjusted from the most exact astronomical observations. London; published By John Cary, No. 181 Strand June 1819.

Publication Author: Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835

Publication Date: 1819

Publication Reference: cf British Museum World, p. 626.

Publication Note: See note field above.

Publication List No: 4639.000

Publication Type: Case Map ; Chart Map

Publication Maps: 1

Publication Height cm: 93

Publication Width cm: 162

Image No: 4639A

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