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Stato Della Chiesa - Dominium Ecclesiasticum in Italia

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Hondii, Henrici
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1630
Materials: ink; laid paper
Measurements: 16 in x 20 1/2 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

Hondius' map of the Ecclesiastical State, the region directly ruled and controlled by the Vatican at the beginning of the 17th Century. Includes a title cartouche, dedication held aloft by putti, scale of miles, six sailing ships, and a spouting whale.