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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.16
Object Name Map
Description "Ducato di Ferrara," Amsterdam, 1640, hand-colored engraving, map by Joan Blaeu

Map of The Duchy of Ferrara (1264-1597) and surrounding territories. Two multicolor ships (top right); decorative multicolor title cartouche flanked by a cherub holding a shield and a female figure holding a cornucopia (top center), ornate multicolor dedication cartouche (bottom center right) Text page on back of map.
Title Ducato di Ferrara
Date 1640
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Blaeu, Joan
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-20 W-24.125 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Netherlands/Amsterdam
Subjects Italy
Ferrara