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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.65
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Hand-colored engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Wiltshire, a county in Southwest England, bordered by Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, and Berkshire. 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. "Swindon" top right of map. Borders, main roads, parks, and fields, 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 left of map, scale to right. Measurement marks surround black double line border, directional notation in English, "Longitude West from London", bottom of map. Foxing spots scattered on surface, back, and toning around edges of map. Paper damage, right of crease. Text page attached to back of map.
Title Wiltshire
Date 1787
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Cary, John
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-12.125 W-9.625 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/England/London
Subjects England