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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.75
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Lincolnshire
Hand-colored engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Lincolnshire, a historical county in the East of England. It borders Norfolk to the Southeast, Cambridgeshire to the South, Rutland to the Southwest, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to the West, South Yorkshire to the Northwest, and the East Riding of Yorkshire to the North. 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. "Normanby" top left of map. Borders, main roads, most marshes, parks, and fields, colored, some texture, small roads, rivers, bodies of water, and some marshes, 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. 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, paper damage, left and right crease, water damage, bottom left and right corners. Ink impression of map visible. Text page attached to back of map, toning on edges.
Title Lincolnshire
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
Lincolnshire