Seller: geographicusmaps (3,980) 100%, Location: 11221, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 362645046774 1815 John Cary Folding Case Map of England and Wales WE SELL ONLY ORIGINAL ANTIQUE MAPS - NOT REPRODUCTIONS Title: Caryâ€šÃ„Ã´s Reduction of his Large Map of England and Wales, with part of Scotland; Comprehending the whole of the Turnpike Roads, With the Great Rivers and the Course of the different Navigable Canals: also The Market and Borough Town, and principal places adjoining the Road. To which is added, the Actual distance from one Market Town to another, with The exact admeasurement prefixed to each from the Metropolis. Published by Order of, and Dedicated with Permission to The Right Honorable the Post Masters General, by their Lordships, much Obliged & Obedient Servant, John Cary. Description: A fine example of John Cary's 1815 map of england and Wales. The map covers all of england and Wales as well as parts of Scotland. Cary identifies all towns and roads, noting mileage between most destinations. First issued in 1796, this map was one of the finest and most popular portable maps of the country available and consequently enjoyed considerably popularity and an over 50 year run. The present example was updated in 1815. Later editions, published after Cary's death, bear the Cruchley imprint. Unlike most antique maps, this map has an interesting and known provenance. It was used by the American politician Samuel Atkins eliot (1798 - 1862) on his 1821 european tour. At various points in his career, eliot, a Whig, served in the Massachusetts Senate, was the Mayor of Boston, and represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives. eliot traveled to europe on the classic 'Grand Tour' in 1821. Sailing from Boston, he landed at the port of Liverpool, where he acquired this map at the shop of W. Robinson, Castle Street. He traveled throughout england and Scotland, where no doubt this map came in handy as his route is marked in pen, before embarking for the continent several months later. Size: Printed area measures 30 inches high by 24 inches wide. Condition: Very good. Original linen backing fragile and split in places. Some pen marks relating to Samuel A. Elliot's 1821 voyage. Comes with original cardboard slipcase with 'Sold by W. Robinson' stamp. Shipping: Shipping rates are not negotiable. Items are shipped within three business days of receiving payment. We are happy to consolidate shipping where possible. The following shipping options are available: 1. FedEx Overnight (45 USD). USA Only. Signature Required. 2. FedEx Ground or Home Delivery (15 USD). USA Only. 1 - 10 days. If your address is a P.O. Box and cannot ship FedEx we will ship USPS Priority and, while we ship promptly, recent postal personnel cutbacks mean that delivery may take time. Signature Required. 3. FedEx International or DHL International EXPRESS (45 USD). 4. We can use your FedEx Account. Customs: International buyers are responsible for paying duty and taxes on delivery. DHL or FedEx will contact the buyer by telephone to arrange tax payment if it is levied. Duty varies by country and we cannot predict the amount you will be charged. Some countries are duty free, others are not. Typically, a customs duty and/or VAT tax will be assessed on all parcels to continental Europe. Sometimes duty or tax is due in China, but is seems very random. Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan have never assessed duty on a map we shipped. Maps shipped to the UK should be duty free as educational materials, but from time to time duty of 5% is assessed incorrectly by the UK customs agents. Insurance: All shipments are insured privately against loss and damage. All of our shipments require a signature for insurance purposes. If you have any questions please feel free to email us through eBay. Other ServicesConservation Framing: Geographicus recommends basic conservation framing services for any antique paper. We do not offer this service. Antique Map Restoration: Geographicus can repair and restore your antique map. Services include deacidification cleaning flattening and backing. BEWARE anyone attempting to contact you, from a different eBay account, claiming to represent Geographicus Antique Maps. My eBay handle is GeographicusMaps. If you are contacted by email by someone offering you my items, please call me directly to be certain you are not dealing with a con artist. " Condition: Very good. Original linen backing fragile and split in places. Some pen marks relating to Samuel A. Elliot's 1821 voyage. Comes with original cardboard slipcase with 'Sold by W. Robinson' stamp.