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Collection Map Collection
Catalog Number 2014.21.3
Object Name Map
Description "Lorraine, Lotharingiae nova Descriptio," Antwerp, 1584, hand-colored engraving, map by Abraham Ortelius

Map from the 1584 Latin edition of "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," the first modern atlas of the World; includes Lorraine, a region in northeast France bordering Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany. Multicolor cartouche with "Cum Privilegio decennali" inscription, bottom right of map, with "Ab. Orelius ex cudebat" inscription below. Text page on back of map.
Title Lorraine, Lotharingiae nova Descriptio
Date 1584
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Ortelius, Abraham
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-17.375 W-21.875 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Place of Origin Europe/Belgium/Antwerp
Subjects France
Lorraine