Hampshire Isle of Wight and Sussex antique map published 1784. 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 15 featuring: Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Sussex, Yarmouth, Newport, Sandown, Shanklin, Lymington, Romsey, Winchester, Stockbridge, Andover, Whitchurch, Basingstoke, Newalresford, Bishops Waltham, Fareham, Gosport, Portsmouth, Southampton, Havant, Chichester, Petersfield, Midhurst, Haselmere, Alton, Farnham, Odiham.
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).
Hampshire (/ˈhæmpʃər/, /ˈhæmpʃɪər/ ( listen); abbreviated Hants) is a county on the southern coast of England in the United Kingdom. The county town of Hampshire is Winchester, the former capital city of England. Hampshire is notable for housing the birthplaces of the Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force. It is bordered by Dorset to the west, Wiltshire to the north-west, Berkshire to the north, Surrey to the north-east, and West Sussex to the east. The southern boundary is the coastline of the English Channel and the Solent, facing the Isle of Wight.