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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.72
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Rutlandshire
Engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Rutlandshire, a landlocked county in the East Midlands of England, bordered to the West and North by Leicestershire, to the Northeast by Lincolnshire, and the Southeast by Northamptonshire.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. "Thisleton" top middle of map. Borders, main roads, forests, and parks, colored, some texture, small roads, mountain ranges, and rivers, not colored, some texture. Decoratve 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, surface and back of map. Text page attached to back of map, toning on edges.
Title Rutlandshire
Date 1787
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Cary, John
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-9.625 W-12.25 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/England/London
Subjects England
Rutlandshire