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Epirus, hodie vulgo Albania

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: engraving
Maker: Laurenbergio, I.
Place made: Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam
Date made: 1640-50
Materials: ink; laid paper; color wash
Measurements: 21 3/4 in x 25 in
Nomenclature: maps
Classification: cartography

Hand-colored map of Albania. The title cartouche is surrounded by two figures, male and female, with their sheep and cattle. Three putti sit atop the title cartouche. In the upper left corner, a family of sea nypmhs hold up a cloth banner that contains the distance scale given in Mil. Germ.; Mil. Gall.; Mil. Ital.; and Stadia units. A sea monster and various sailing vessels decorate the Mediterranean Sea.