Map of Turkey in Asia by English Cartographer John Cary. Depicts the vast regions in Asia controlled by the Ottoman Empire at the close of the 18th century. Includes the modern day nations of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine / Israel, Armenia and Jordan. Wonderful detail down to the level of individual salt mines, dams, river crossing, and caravan routes.
Made by an anonymous engraver after John Cary.
Medium: engraving / etching with original old hand colouring on hand laid (verge) paper.
Sheet size: 65 x 54 cm (25.59 x 21.26 inch). Image size: 52 x 46 cm. (20.47 x 18.11 inch).
Condition: good, given age. Original fold. Paper separation lower middle fold, backed. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
TURKEY-ASIA-CYPRUS-ISRAEL-PALESTINE-SYRIA-JORDAN-ARMENIA | DP-A1-002-06
Original antique map by John Cary, published ca. 1801. Artists and Engravers: John Cary (1754 – 1835).
Biography artist: John Cary (1754 – 1835) was a London based cartographer active in the early part of the 19th century. Ronald Vere Tooley, the prominent English map historian, writes of Cary, ‘As an engraver he was elegant and exact with fine clear lettering and great delicacy of touch.’ Cary began his work as an engraver, cartographer, and globe maker in 1776 with his New and Correct English Atlas. This important atlas represented a new phase in cartography where accuracy and detail rose in prominence over the decorative embellishments of the 18th century. This change was indicative of the times when travel and commerce were expanding globally as never before. Cary’s mastery of both engraving and cartography resulted in a series of seminal works that redefined mapmaking in the early 19th century. His stupendous Cary’s New Universal Atlas, published in 1808, set the standard for all cartographers who followed.