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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.77
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Northumberland
Hand-colored engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Northumberland, a county in Northeast England, bordered by Cumbria to the West, County Durham to the South, and Scotland 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. "Howick" right middle of map. Borders, main roads, and parks, colored, some texture, small roads, rivers, bodies of water, and mountain ranges, not colored, some texture. Decorative black and white title and credit cartouche with compass lines and fleur-de-lis, top left of map, scale below. Measurement marks surround black double line border, directional notation in English, "West Longitude from London", bottom of map. Foxing spots scattered on surface, back, and toning around edges of map, paper damage, left and right of crease. Ink impression of map visible. Text page attached to back of map, toning on edges.
Title Northumberland
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
Northumberland