Anglesea Wales Cymru and Douglas Isle of Man antique map published 1794

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Anglesea Wales Cymru and Douglas Isle of Man antique map published. Original hand-coloured copper-plate engraved antique map from John Cary’s ‘New Maps of England and Wales with part of Scotland,’ published, 1794. Plate number 47 featuring: Anglesea, IsleofAnglesea, IsleofMan, Douglas, KirkBradden, KirkSanton, KirkArbory, Rushen, Llanvlewyn, Llanrhyddlad, Llanddansanet, Llanbadrig, Llannerch-Y-Medd, Llanelian, Caffran, KemlynBay. Paper size 12.75 x 9.75 inches. Nice clean example of Cary’s work.

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Anglesea Wales Cymru and Douglas Isle of Man antique map published. Original hand-coloured copper-plate engraved antique map from John Cary’s ‘New Maps of England and Wales with part of Scotland,’ published, 1794. Plate number 47 featuring: Anglesea, IsleofAnglesea, IsleofMan, Douglas, KirkBradden, KirkSanton, KirkArbory, Rushen, Llanvlewyn, Llanrhyddlad, Llanddansanet, Llanbadrig, Llannerch-Y-Medd, Llanelian, Caffran, KemlynBay.

John Cary (c. 1754 – 1835) was an English cartographer. Cary served his apprenticeship as an engraver in London, before setting up his own business in the Strand in 1783. He soon gained a reputation for his maps and globes, his atlas, The New and Correct English Atlas published in 1787, becoming a standard reference work in England. In 1794 Cary was commissioned by the Postmaster General to survey England’s roads. This resulted in Cary’s New Itinerary (1798), a map of all the major roads in England and Wales. He also produced Ordnance Survey maps prior to 1805. In his later life he collaborated on geological maps with the geologist William Smith. His business was eventually taken over by G. F. Cruchley (1822–1875).

The Isle of Man (Manx: Ellan Vannin), also known simply as Mann ( Manx: Mannin), is a self-governing Crown dependency in the Irish Sea between the islands of Great Britain and Ireland. The head of state is Queen Elizabeth II, who holds the title of Lord of Mann and is represented by a Lieutenant Governor. Foreign relations and defence are the responsibility of the British Government.

Anglesey is an island off the north-west coast of Wales. Anglesey is by far the largest island in Wales and the seventh largest in the British Isles. Anglesey is also the largest island in the Irish Sea by area, and the second most populous island (after the Isle of Man). Two bridges span the Menai Strait, connecting the island to the mainland: the Menai Suspension Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford in 1826, and the Britannia Bridge.

 

 

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