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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.70
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Staffordshire
Hand-colored engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Staffordshire, a county in the West Midlands of England, bordered by Cheshire to the Northwest, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the East, Warwickshire to the Southeast, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the South and Shropshire 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."Flash" top middle of map. Borders, main roads, fields, and parks, colored, some texture, small roads and rivers, not colored, some texture. Decorative black and white title and credit cartouche with compass lines and fleur-de-lis, bottom right of map, scale, bottom left of map. Measurement marks surround black double line border, directional notation in English, "Longitude West from London", bottom middle of map. Roughly torn, bottom left of map. Text page attached to back of map, toning around edges.
Title Staffordshire
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
Staffordshire