apprenticeship as an engraver in London, before setting up his own business in the Strand in 1783
George Henry Millar ; (The New and Correct English Atlas (1787)) ; Cary's traveller's companion (1810) ; Cary's New Itinerary (1817) ;
Britain's Postmaster General (commission to survey England's roads, 1794) ; Ordnance Survey (maps prior to 1805).
engraver William (brother) ; geologist -> William Smith ; G. F. Cruchley (1822-1875) ? ;
geographic drawing & copper engraving,map-making, 3D globe-making
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Cary for a listing of his major maps
Nissen: Zoolog. Buchillustration 1969/78 ; Herbert George Fordham: J. C.-Engraver, Map, Chart & Print-seller, & Globe-Maker (Foldeston 1976) ; David Smith in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography 2004 ;
Active in London, engraving business in the Strand since 1783, later taken over by ->G. F. Cruchley (1822–1875). See also: http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/10.1093/ref:odnb/9780198614128.001.0001/odnb-9780198614128-e-37265;jsessionid=111D69DACBC12469D1D61D095136E0C5.