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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.32
Object Name Map
Description "Marchionatus Moraviae," Amsterdam, c. 1640Henricus Hondius

Hand-colored engraving
Amsterdam, ca. 1640

Map with colored elements by Henricus Hondius: Moravia, a large region in the eastern part of the Czech Republic and one of the historical Czech lands, together with Bohemia and Czech Silesia. The regions, cities, towns, et cetera, are clearly identified on the map, larger settlements or significant Christian sites marked with red castle/cathedral icon, i.e. "Ratibor" top left of map. Forests, mountain ranges, and borders, colored, some texture, rivers and bodies of water, not colored, some texture. Decorative multicolor title cartouche with a coat of arms flanked by two cherubs, bottom right of map, multicolor scroll scale cartouche, bottom left of map, multicolor scroll notation cartouche, top left of map. Measurement marks surround black and yellow decorative border. "B106" in pencil, bottom left outside of map. Water damage around edges, foxing spots and black marks around edges, corner bent, bottom left corner.
Title Marchionatus Moraviae
Date c. 1640
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Hondius, Henricus
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-19.875 W-22.375 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Subjects Moravia
Czech Republic