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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.42
Object Name Map
Description "Sclavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae, parte," Amsterdam, 1643, hand-colored engraving, map by Willem Blaeu

Blaeu's map of the course of the Danube River and its tributaries across the northwestern Balkans was based on a map by Gerard Mercator published in the early 1600s. The borders between the political divisions of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, and Dalmatia are shown. The three coats-of-arms along the top edge of the map represent the Venetian Republic, the Habsburg Monarchy, and the Ottoman Empire, and they reflect the power struggle that dominated this region.
Title Sclavonia, Croatia, Bosnia cum Dalmatiae, parte
Date 1643
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Blaeu, Willem
Role of Creator 2 Cartographer
Creator 2 Mercator, Gerardus
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-22 W-25.375 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Slovenia
Croatia
Bosnia
Serbia
Dalmatia
Danube
Balkans