"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|
|Role of Creator||Cartographer|
|Dimensions||H-19.875 W-23.75 inches|
|Credit line||Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights|
|Place of Origin||Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam|