Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.71
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Westmoreland
Engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Westmoreland, an area of North West England and one of the 39 historic counties of 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. "Milbourn" top middle right of map. Borders, main roads, most fields, and parks, colored, some texture, small roads, some fields, 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 right of map, scale below. Measurment marks surround black double line border, directional notation in English, "Longitude West from London.", bottom left of map. Foxing spots on surface, back, and toning around edges of map, paper damage, bottom of crease. Text page attached to back of map, toning on edges.
Title Westmoreland
Date 1787
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Cary, John
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-9.625 W-12 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/England/London
Subjects England
Westmoreland