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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.67
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Hand-colored engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Bedfordshire, a county in the East of England, bordered by Cambridgeshire to the Northeast, Northamptonshire to the North, Buckinghamshire to the West, and Hertfordshire to the Southeast. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements marked with castle/cathedral icon or green miniature park plan, i.e. "Corington" top middle of map. Borders, main roads, forests, parks, and most fields, colored, some texture, small roads, mountain ranges, and some fields, not colored, some texture. Decorative black and white title and credit cartouche with compass lines and fleur-de-lis, bottom right of map, scale below. Measurement marks surround black double line border, directional notation in English, "Longitude West from London", bottom right of map. Some foxing spots scattered on surface, back, and toning around edges of map. Text page attached to back of map, some toning.
Title Maker: John Cary
Medium: Copperplate engraving
Date 1787
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Cary, John
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-12 W-9.625 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/England/London
Subjects England