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West India Isles. Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835, 1803

West India Isles. / Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835 / 1803
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Full Title: A new map of the West India Isles, from the latest authorities, by John Cary, engraver, 1803. London: Published by J. Cary, Engraver & Map-seller, No. 181, Strand, Augst. 1, 1803.

Author: Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835

Date: 1803

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Author: Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835

Date: 1803

Short Title: West India Isles.

Publisher: London: John Cary.

Type: Atlas Map

Object Height cm: 47

Object Width cm: 52

Scale 1: 9,100,000

Note: Engraved map. Boundaries in outline hand col. Relief shown pictorially. "58" pasted on verso.

Reference: Phillips. Maps of America, p. 1060. Cf. Fitzgerald, J.H. Changing perceptions: mapping the shape of Florida 1502-1982, 120 (1811 ed.)

World Area: West Indies

Full Title: A new map of the West India Isles, from the latest authorities, by John Cary, engraver, 1803. London: Published by J. Cary, Engraver & Map-seller, No. 181, Strand, Augst. 1, 1803.

List No: 1657.060

Page No: 58

Series No: 63

Published In: Cary's new universal atlas, containing distinct maps of all the principal states and kingdoms throughout the World. From the latest and best authorities extant. London: Printed for J. Cary, Engraver and Map-seller, No. 181, near Norfolk Street, Strand, 1808.

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

Publication Date: 1808

Publication Reference: Phillips, 714; Fordham, J.C. John Cary, p. 77-82; The map collector, 43, p. 40-47; National Maritime Museum. Catalog, v. 3, no. 311.

Publication Note: The 1st ed., with a list of subscribers. Fordham lists eds. of 1808, 1811 (reissue of 1808, no maps changes other than the 1811 date appearing on some of the maps), 1819 (one third of the maps amended), 1824 (maps unchanged from 1819 except for the date), 1828 (same as 1824, except for date changes, with reissues in 1833, 1836 (Baskes), and 1844). This is a fine atlas, one of the best of its period, and a source for American mapmakers (Tanner directly copied the World and continental maps for his New American Atlas). Fordham: (The maps) "are finely engraved, with full details, showing especially the water-ways and roads, and hill-shading, and are usually coloured. The work is very clear and delicate and of a uniform character throughout." Maps are hand painted in outline color and bound in half leather brown boards with "Cary's Atlas. 1808" stamped in gilt on the new leather spine.

Publication List No: 1657.000

Publication Type: World Atlas

Publication Maps: 60

Publication Height cm: 57

Publication Width cm: 38

Image No: 1657060

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