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Collection:
David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
Author:
Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835
Date:
1819
Short Title:
Cover: Chart of the world, Mercator's projection.
Publisher:
John Cary
London
Type:
Covers
Obj Height cm:
29
Obj 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
Publication Author:
Cary, John, ca. 1754-1835
Pub Date:
1819
Pub Title:
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.
Pub Reference:
cf British Museum World, p. 626.
Pub Note:
See note field above.
Pub List No:
4639.000
Pub Type:
Case Map; Chart Map
Pub Maps:
1
Pub Height cm:
93
Pub Width cm:
162
Image No:
4639A
Institution:
Rumsey Collection
Ownership Statement:
Copyright 2005
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