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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.7
Object Name Map
Description "Pomeraniae, Wandalicae Regionis Typ / Livoniae Nova Descriptio / Ducatus Oswieczensis, et Zatoriensis, Descriptio," Antwerp, c. 1584, hand-colored engraving, map by Abraham Ortelius

Three maps on one sheet representing the Baltic Sea coast from Rugen to Dantzk, the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, as well as parts of southern Poland north of the Carpathian Mountains. From the Latin edition of Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, a systematic compilation of maps that formed what is known as the first "modern atlas" (first published in 1570).
Title Pomeranieae, Wandalicae Regionis Typ / Livoniae Nova Descriptio / Ducatus Oswieczensis, et Zatoriensis, Descriptio
Date c. 1584
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Ortelius, Abraham
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-15.5 W-20.125 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Estonia
Latvia
Lithuania
Poland