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Catalog Number 2014.21.17
Object Name Map
Description "Umbria overo ducato di Spoleto," Amsterdam, 1640, hand-colored engraving, map by Joan and Cornelius Blaeu

Map of the Umbria region, the Duchy of Spoleto (570-1201), and surrounding territories. Ornate multicolor title cartouche with the helmeted female personification of Umbria (?) holding a minature building with radiating light, two cherubs, and a bull under a rainbow (top right), elaborate multicolor dedication cartouche to "Francesco Cardinale Barberino Vicecancellario e Nipote della S.S. Urbino VIII," Cardinal Francesco Barberino Vice Chancellor and grandson of Pope Urban VIII (1568-1644), with the Barberini family crest and a scarlet galero, a cardinal's hat, flanked by two cherubs (bottom right), multicolor scroll scale cartouche with a globe flanked by two cherubs (bottom left). Partial text page on back of map.
Title Umbria overo ducato di Spoleto
Date 1640
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Blaeu, Joan
Role of Creator 2 Cartographer
Creator 2 Blaeu, Cornelius
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
Umbria
Spoleto