Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Blome. Geography (c1678-1700) 

Accession Number TP.1959.024.001A

Title

Engraving: “Geography”

 

Maker

Artist/ cartographer: Richard Blome

Engraver: Unknown

Printer/ publisher: Unknown

 

Material

Laid paper, ink, watercolor

 

Origin

England

 

Date:

c. 1678-1700

 

Dimensions:

Paper- 16 ½” X10 ¼”

Plate- 15 ¾” X 10”

Image- 15 1/16” X 9 ¼”

 

Description:

Hand-colored engraving: Geography [title]. | To the Rt Honble George Berkeley Ld Berkeley, Mawbray, Seagrave & Bruce, Baron of Bruce Castle, & Earle of Berkeley, & one of the Lords of his Majestyes most Honble Privi Councell &c. Anno Dom. 1678 This Plate is humbly/ Dedicated by Ricd Blome. [upper left corner].| A coat of arms (probably Berkeley) and a bishop’s miter [upper right corner]  | The western and eastern hemispheres. [center]  | Figure of the map maker with putti holding amap. [lower left corner]  | Male figure measuring the globe with compass. [lower right corner]

 

Source:

Gift, in memory of Lieut. (Senior Grade) Ellegood Vaughan Griffin, Jr. U.S.N.R (1928-1959).

 

Relation:

Companion to print “Navigation” (TP.1959.024.001B) by Richard Blome.

 

Comments:

English cartographer Richard Blome (died 1707) is best known for his county maps decorated with cartouches and coats of arms.

 

Language:

En

 

Rights:

Permission to use the photograph must be obtained in writing from Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina. It must be accompanied by the caption” From the collection of Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens, New Bern, North Carolina; North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, Division of Archive and History.”

Map Image:

Click on the image at the right to enlarge that image.

 


Images scanned by Dean Knight
Text prepared by Nancy Richards and Victor T. Jones, Jr.

Last edited: November 20, 2014

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