Object Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.10
Object Name Map
Description "Principatus Transilvaniae in Quinque Nationes…," Nuremberg, 1731, hand-colored engraving, map by Johann Baptiste Homann

This map shows Transylvania divided up into its regions and duchies and covers what is today the northern part of Romania from the Bereton River eastward as far as Castle Boza. The regions are color coded according to district. The map provides detailed information on villages, cities, forests, rivers, monasteries, castles, and lakes. One major city is depicted, Hermannstadt or Sibiu. The map is further enhanced with a large decorative military themed cartouche in the lower right.
Title Principatus Transilvanieae in Quinque Nationes...
Date 1731
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Homann, Johann Baptiste
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-21 W-24.625 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Transylvania
Romania