"Cary's Traveller's Companion, or, a Delineation of the Turnpike Roads of England and Wales...", Cary, John
Subject: England & Wales
Period: 1791 (published)
Color: Hand Color
4.3 x 6.6 inches
10.9 x 16.8 cm
This traveler's guide of England and Wales shows the "Immediate Rout to Every Market and Borough Town Throughout the Kingdom." The guide consists of a single page index map of England & Wales, 40 single page county maps, and a folding map of Yorkshire (14.5 x 12"). Each of the maps shows fine detail of the turnpike roads, smaller roads, rivers, canals, and the county seats of the nobility. Distances between major towns/cities are noted at bottom. Includes a six page index showing which days of the week markets are held for various towns/boroughs. Rebound in quarter faux leather with tips over marbled boards.
The maps are mostly very good to near fine with occasional scattered foxing and minor soiling. The one exception is the folding map of Yorkshire that has a 3" fold separation and an 11" horizontal edge tear that have both been closed on verso with archival tape (B). New binding and endpapers are near fine.