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This detailed map of Huntingdonshire was published in Cary's "New And Correct Atlas". Cary was a renowned and active map engraver and publisher, working between 1787 and 1834 in London. John Cary was apprenticed to William Palmer, a noted engraver, in 1770, and soon gained a reputation as a maker of globes, both terrestrial and celestial, becoming the foremost globe-maker of his day. He is perhaps best known for the atlases that he engraved and published. Cary's maps are of a very high technical standard, being finely engraved, but are also designed to be functional; striving for accuracy rather than decoration, which emphasises the level of detail combined with a clarity of presentation.
place and date of publication: London 1787-1793
medium and colour: Copperplate, Original Colourref: 1934
size in mm: 240 x 210
Price: £ 75
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