John Cary. “Canada”. From Cary’s New Universal Atlas.
London: J. Cary, 1816. 9 ¼ x 11 1/4. Engraving. Original hand color. Minor stains in margins. Else, very good condition.
A detailed map by John Cary (ca. 1754-1835), the founder of the famous English cartographic firm. From about mid-way through the eighteenth century, British cartographers were the best in the world, and the maps produced by Cary are good examples of the quality they achieved. Major regions and settlements, is presented with crisp engravings, with a three-dimensional topographical appearance. The subtle hand coloring adds a decorative touch to this fine early nineteenth century historic document.