7. Cary (John) Cary's New Itinerary: On An Accurate Delineation of the Great Roads…,seventh edition, engraved title, folding map of England and Wales, linen backed, one fold split, one corner section lacking but not affecting image, 1817; Cary's Traveller's Companion, engraved title, 43 engraved maps, hand-coloured in outline, one folding, occasional light spotting and browning, modern calf,1817, together 2 works in 1 vol., 8vo
est. £100 – £150
Cary's appointment as surveyor of the roads to the General Post Office in 1794 led to the publication of this, his authoritative and influential "New Itinerary". The compendious little volume includes a wealth of information in addition to a comprehensive account of the major routes throughout England and Wales and their measurements, including indexes to Rivers and Navigable Canals, of all the Inns throughout London, accounts of Bath, Bristol, Cambridge, Canterbury, Dover and Oxford.