Kirkcudbright Scotland Whitehaven Cumbria Maughold Isle of Man antique map

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Kirkcudbright Scotland Whitehaven Cumbria and Maughold Isle of Man 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 57 featuring: Huldhall, Girton, Scotland, Borgue, Kirkcudbright, DundrainAbbey, Balcarry, Colvend, SaturnessPoint, Workington, Harrington, Dislington, Moresby, Boney, Whitehaven, PrestonHove, Yarton, UpperTown, MiddleTown, Lancashire, IsleofMan, Maughold, Balaglass, StBeesHead, Garff.

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Kirkcudbright Scotland Whitehaven Cumbria and Maughold Isle of Man 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 57 featuring: Huldhall, Girton, Scotland, Borgue, Kirkcudbright, DundrainAbbey, Balcarry, Colvend, SaturnessPoint, Workington, Harrington, Dislington, Moresby, Boney, Whitehaven, PrestonHove, Yarton, UpperTown, MiddleTown, Lancashire, IsleofMan, Maughold, Balaglass, StBeesHead, Garff.

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).

Kirkcudbright, Scottish Gaelic: Cille Chuithbeirt) is a town and parish in Kirkcudbrightshire, of which it is traditionally the county town, within Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

Whitehaven is a town and port on the coast of Cumbria, England. Historically a part of Cumberland, it lies equidistant between Cumbria’s two largest settlements, Carlisle and Barrow-in-Furness.

Workington is a town, civil parish and port at the mouth of the River Derwent on the west coast of Cumbria, England. Historically in Cumberland and lying in the Borough of Allerdale.

Maughold is a village and parish in the Isle of Man, within the sheading of Garff. It is named for Maughold, the island’s patron saint.

 

 

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