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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.64
Object Name Map
Description "Das Wiflispurgergow," Amsterdam, 1644, hand-colored engraving, map by Willem Blaeu

A detailed map of the southwestern part of Switzerland showing Geneva, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, Lake Biel, Bern, Freiburg, and Lake Thuner, based on a map by Gerard Mercator published in the early 1600s.
Title Das Wiflispurgergow
Date 1644
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Blaeu, Willem
Role of Creator 2 Copy After
Creator 2 Mercator, Gerard
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-19.875 W-23.375 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Switzerland
Lake Geneva
Lake Neuchatel
Lake Biel
Lake Thuner