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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.69
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Herefordshire
Hand-colored engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Herefordshire, a county in the West Midlands of England, bordered by the English ceremonial counties of Shropshire to the North, Worcestershire to the East, Gloucestershire to the Southeast, and the Welsh preserved counties of Gwent to the Southwest, and Powys to the West. 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. "Kyre" top right of map. Borders, main roads, parks, and most fields, colored, some texture, small roads, some fields, mountain ranges, and rivers, not colored, some texture. Decorative black and white title and credit cartouche with compass lines and fleur-de-lis, bottom left of map, scale, bottom right of map. Measurement marks surround black double line border, directional notation in English, "Longitude West from London.", bottom of map. Toning around edges and imprint of map. Text page attached to back of map, toning around edges.
Title Herefordshire
Date 1787
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Cary, John
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-12.25 W-9.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/England/London
Subjects England
Herefordshire