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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.79
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
North Wales
Engraving
London, 1787

Map by John Cary: North Wales, the Northernmost unofficial region of Wales, bordered to the South by the counties of Ceredigion and Powys in Mid Wales and to the East by the counties of Shropshire in the West Midlands and Cheshire in Northwest England. 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. "Chester" top right of map. Most borders, main roads, and parks, colored, some texture, some borders, small roads, mountain ranges, rivers, and bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Decorative black and white title and credit cartouche with compass lines and fleur-de-lis, bottom left of map, scale below, note, bottom right of map. Measurement marks surround black double line border, directional notation in English, "Longitude West from London.", bottom right of map.
Title North Wales
Date 1787
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Cary, John
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-9.75 W-12 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/England/London
Subjects Britain
North Wales