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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.19
Object Name Map
Description "Polesino di Rovigo," Amsterdam, 1640, hand-colored engraving, map by Joan Blaeu

Map of Polesine of Rovigo, a geographic and historic area in the north-east of Italy whose boundaries varied through centuries, now referred to as the Province of Rovigo, and surrounding territories. Two multicolor ships, top and bottom right of map. Elaborate multicolor title cartouche with the Lion of Saint Mark/Venice (bottom right), decorative multicolor scale cartouche (top left). Partial text page on back of map.
Title Polesino di Rovigo
Date 1640
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Blaeu, Joan
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-19.875 W-23.625 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Subjects Italy