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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.64
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Hertfordshire
Hand-colored engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Hertfordshire, a county in Southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the North, Cambridgeshire to the Northeast, Essex to the East, Buckinghamshire to the West, and Greater London to the South. 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. "Totteridge" bottom middle of map. Borders, main roads, forests, parks, and fields, colored, some texture, rivers, small roads, and bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Decorative black and white title and credit cartouche with compass lines and fleur-de-lis, top left of map, scale below. Measurement marks surrounds black double line border, directional notations in English across bottom edge, "Longitude Wst. from St. Pauls London.", bottom left of map. Foxing spots scattered across surface and back of map, toning around edges, and bottom of page crease. Text page attached to back of map, some foxing spots.
Title Hertfordshire
Date 1787
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Cary, John
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-9.75 W-12.125 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/England/London
Subjects England
Hertfordshire