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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.57
Object Name Map
Description "Episcopatus Dunelmensis vulgo the Bishoprike of Durham," Amsterdam, 1645, hand-colored engraving, map by Willem Blaeu

A map of County Durham in the northeast of England, showing the fortified cathedral at Durham, and a landscape full of castles, parklands, forests and mountains. The title is within a banner held aloft by a local shepherd and shepherdess and their sheep, lower right, the scale being measured by a putto, lower left, and decorated by three coats-of-arms, and several galleons and sailing ships.
Title Episcopatus Dunelmensis vulgo the Bishoprike of Durham
Date 1645
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Blaeu, Willem
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-20 W-24 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects England
Durham