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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.48
Object Name Map
Description "Regnum Borussiae," Nuremberg, 1730, hand-colored engraving, map by Johann Baptist Homann

A map showing the northern portion of Poland (Gdansk south to Torun) and the Baltic coast, Konigsburg (Kaliningrad) into Lithuania. The main feature of the map is the highly decorative title cartouche containing a portrait of Frederick III, King of the Prussian dynasty, surrounded by an elaborate allegorical scene of his coronation in 1701, filling the Baltic Sea.
Title Regnum Borussiae
Date 1730
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Homann, Johann Baptiste
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-21 W-24.125 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Poland
Lithuania
Baltic coast
Konigsburg
King Frederick III
coronation