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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.20
Object Name Map
Description "Riviera di Genova da Ponente," Amsterdam, 1640, hand-colored engraving, map by Joan Blaeu

Map of Riviera di Ponente ("The Coast of the Setting Sun"), extending westward from Genoa to the French border, and surrounding territories. Three multicolor ships (bottom middle and middle right); ornate multicolor title cartouche with a coat of arms flanked by two mermaids (bottom right), scale below. Text page on back of map.
Title Riviera di Genova da Ponente
Date 1640
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Blaeu, Joan
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-20 W-23.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Subjects Italy
Genoa