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Germaniae Veteris Nova Descriptio

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Jansson, Jan; Keere, Pieter van den; Blaeu, Willem
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1600-1699
Materials: laid paper; color wash; ink
Measurements: 19 in x 22 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

Hand-colored, copperplate-engraved map of Ancient Germany published in Willem Blaeu's Theatrum orbis terrariumsive Atlas Novus (1654). Extremely detailed depictions of trees, mountain ranges, cities, and rivers. Relief depicted pictorially. The cartouche on the bottom left lists the "double positions" of things in the old, local vocabulary used during the time of King Charles. Two men in wolfskin stand at either end of the title cartouche on the bottom right.


Related People

Keere, Pieter van den
Dutch printmaker, dealer, publisher, 1571-ca.1646