Dunbar Eyemouth Duns Greenlaw Scotland Berwick antique map 1794

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Dunbar Eyemouth Duns Greenlaw Scotland Berwick antique map. 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 77 featuring: Dunbar, Eyemouth, Duns, Dunse, Greenlaw, Berwick upon Tweed, Coldingham, Ladykirk, Tweedmouth, Langton, Ayton. Paper size 12.75 x 9.75 inches. Nice clean example of Cary’s work.

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Dunbar Eyemouth Duns Greenlaw Scotland Berwick antique map. 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 77 featuring: Dunbar, Eyemouth, Duns, Dunse, Greenlaw, Berwick upon Tweed, Coldingham, Ladykirk, Tweedmouth, Langton, Ayton.

Dunbar is a coastal town in East Lothian on the south-east coast of Scotland, approximately 28 miles (45 km) east of Edinburgh and 28 miles (45 km) from the English border north of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Berwick-upon-Tweed, Scottish Gaelic: Bearaig a Deas) is a town in the county of Northumberland. It is the northernmost town in England, 2 12 miles (4 km) south of the Scottish border at the mouth of the River Tweed on the east coast.

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).

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