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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.66
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Northamptonshire
Hand-colored engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Northamptonshire, county in the East Midlands of England, landlocked between eight other counties. 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. "Laxton Hall" middle right of map. Borders, forests, parks, main roads, and fields, colored, some texture, small roads and rivers, 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 left of map. Foxing spots scattered on surface, back, and toning around edges of map. Paper damage, bottom of crease. Text page attached to back of map.

Title Northamptonshire
Date 1787
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Cary, John
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-9.625 W-12.125 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/England/London
Subjects England
Northamptonshire