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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.25
Object Name Map
Description "Comitatuum Bologniae et Guines descriptio," Amsterdam, 1640, hand-colored engraving, map by Willem Blaeu (signed Guilielmus Blaeu)

This map shows the northernmost corner of France, a coastal area centered on the important fishing city of Boulogne, or as it is better known, Boulogne-sur-Mer. There are now different names for both large water bodies shown on the map; Mare Britannicum (the British Sea) is known as the English Channel, and the Maris Germanici (the German Seas) is known as the North Sea.
Title Comitatuum Bologniae et Guines descriptio
Date 1640
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Blaeu, Willem
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-19.875 W-23.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Subjects France
Boulogne