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Cary's Traveller's Companion, or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales: shewing the immediate Rout to every Market and Borough Town throughout the Kingdom. Laid down from the best Authorities, on a New Set of County Maps.... by J Cary - 1st Edition - 1791 - from E C Books and Biblio.com

Cary's Traveller's Companion, or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales: shewing the immediate Rout to every Market and Borough Town throughout the Kingdom. Laid down from the best Authorities, on a New Set of County Maps....

by J Cary

Condition: Fair/N


London : Printed for John Cary, Engraver, 1791 A fair copy of the 1st edition with 43 maps hand coloured in outline, including large fold-out map of Yorkshire. In the original half leather binding with marbled boards. The binding is complete but worn: the back board is detached and the front board heading that way. Spine with red title label complete but scuffed. Internally there is an ink signature to the front pastedown of Capt Hesleden, who looks to have been based at Cox Heath Camp on Oct 10th, 1804. Free endpaper beginning to detach; initial blank; title page; advertisement; contents; maps; list of Borough and Market Towns 6pp; adverts 2pp. The contents are generally in very good clean condition. There is a little brown staining or spotting affecting the margin/gutter of 4 maps. The fold-out map is complete. It has been repaired where there was splitting, using acid-free archive-quality tape.


  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032309
  • Title: Cary's Traveller's Companion, or a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales: shewing the immediate Rout to every Market and Borough Town throughout the Kingdom. Laid down from the best Authorities, on a New Set of County Maps....
  • Author: J Cary
  • Illustrator:J Cary
  • Format/binding:Half-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed for John Cary, Engraver
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1791
  • Keywords: British Isles mapping; eighteenth century mapping; cary's traveller's companion; j cary; cox heath camp
  • Bookseller catalogs: HISTORY; TRAVEL & TOPOGRAPHY;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General;
  • Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall


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