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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.17.45
Object Name Map
Description "Walachia, Servia, Bulgaria, Romania," Amsterdam, 1644, hand-colored engraving, map by Willem Blaeu

This map of the Eastern Balkans is centered on Bulgaria and includes Macedonia, Serbia, the Bosphorus and Constantinople. Based on Gerard Mercator's map of the region published in the early 1600s, it shows the Danube and its tributaries flowing across the map. The title is within an allegorical cartouche decorated with the accoutrements of war and topped with emblem of the Turkish Empire upper left.
Title Walachia, Servia, Bulgaria, Romania
Date 1644
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Blaeu, Willem
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-22 W-25 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Bulgaria
Macedonia
Serbia
Bosphorus
Constantinople
Istanbul
Balkans