North & South America Canada 1806 Cary lovely original hand color antique mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A New Map of America. From the Latest Authorities.
Issued London, 1806 by John Cary.
Wonderfully detailed and well-preserved early 19th century folio sheet map of the Americas.
In Good+ to near VG mostly clean condition. Some light to moderate offsetting and very light scattered foxing.
Otherwise map remains clean and quite well-preserved overall, still attractive and pleasing.
Cary's maps were issued in a variety of coloring levels, this example with full block color heightened in outline and with the sea area colored. The Rumsey Collection example is of the type more frequently encountered, with outline hand color.
Sheet measures c. 25" W x 21 3/8" H..
Engraved area c. 20 1/2" W x 18" H.
Original fold line as issued.
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1, pp. 239.
Fordham, John Cary, pp. 77-82.