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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.73
Object Name Map
Description John Cary
Huntingdonshire
Hand-colored engraving
London, 1787

Map with colored elements by John Cary: Huntingdonshire, a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire and historic county 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. "Fletton" top middle of map. Borders, main roads, forests, parks, and fields, colored, some texture, small roads, mountain ranges, 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 below. Measurement marks surround black double line border, directional notation in English, "Longitude W. from London.", bottom right of map. Foxing spots scattered on surface, back, and toning around edges of map. Ink impression of map visible. Text page attached to back of map, toning on edges.
Title Huntingdonshire
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
Huntingdonshire