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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.28
Object Name Map
Description "Montgomeria Comitatus et Comitatus Mervinia," Amsterdam, 1662, hand-colored engraving, map by Joan Blaeu

Map from the rare Spanish text edition of "Atlas Maior," including Montgomery shire and Merionethshire counties, Eastern and Western Wales. Three multicolor coats of arms, including that of Lord Philip Herbert, Earl of Montgomery (1584-1650), (top left and top right), two multicolor ships (center and bottom left). Decorative multicolor title cartouche with two people and animals (bottom center), multicolor scale cartouche with three cherubs and a cartographer with drawng tools (bottom right). Text page is on the reverse.
Title Montgomeria Comitatus et Comitatus Mervinia
Date 1662
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Blaeu, Joan
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-20.75 W-24.25 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Subjects Wales
Montgomeryshire
Great Britain