Item M1100-1654 - A New Map of Upper & Lower Canada

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CA ON00156 M/M1100-1654


A New Map of Upper & Lower Canada


  • 1 Dec 1807 (Creation)

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2 maps (55.0 x 43.0cm)

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(23 Feb 1755 – 16 Aug 1835)

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John was born on February 23, 1755 to parents George and Mary Cary in Corsley, Wiltshire, England.
He was baptized the same year on March 1.
John trained as an engraver in London before starting his business in the Strand in 1783.
He became well-known for his maps and globes.
The New and Correct English Atlas was published in 1787.
In 1794, John was hired by the Postmaster General to survey the roads of England. This resulted in a map of all major roads in England and Wales.
He died on August 16, 1835.

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A "New Map of Upper & Lower Canada" published December 1, 1807. Scale: British statute 69.5 miles to a degree. Created by John Cary, engraver and map-seller, No. 181 strand, London.

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