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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.76
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Leicestershire
Hand-colored engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Leicestershire, a landlocked county in the English Midlands, bordered by Nottinghamshire to the North, Lincolnshire to the Northeast, Rutland to the East, Northamptonshire to the Southeast, Warwickshire to the Southwest, Staffordshire to the West, and Derbyshire to the Northwest. 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. "Stauton" top right of map. Borders, main roads, parks, and most fields, colored, some texture, small roads, rivers, and most fields, not colored, some texture. Decorative black and white title and credit cartouche with compass lines and fleur-de-lis, top middle of map. Measurement marks surround black double line border, directional notation in English, "Longitude West from London", bottom right of map. Foxing spots scattered on surface, back, and toning around edges of map, page creased, across middle of map, water damage, top and bottom right corners, paper damage, left and right of crease. Text page attached to back of map, toning on edges.
Title Leicestershire
Date 1787
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Cary, John
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-12.25 W-9.625 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/England/London
Subjects England
Leicestershire