- Normandia ducatus
- Title (alt.):
Collection of old maps
Shakespeare wrote a number of history plays, which were based on earlier works by other authors. However, the Bard did not always follow history to the letter. In Henry VI, Part I, Shakespeare manipulates dates of actual events, as well as facts related to people, to create a greater dramatic effect. For example, the character Joan La Pucelle, based on Joan of Arc, was portrayed as an unwed mother and witch in the play, contrary to actual facts. The area near Rouen in Normandy, as illustrated in this 1635 map, was one of the settings for Henry VI, Part I, wherein Joan urged her countrymen to "Look on thy country," and reclaim France for themselves.
- Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Normandy (France)--Maps--Early works to 1800
Excudit Guiljelmus Blaeu
Map of the region of Normandy in northern France.
Relief shown pictorially.
Cataloging, conservation, and digitization made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.
Part of composite portfolio atlas with title "Collection of old maps."
- 1 map ; 37 x 51 cm.
Scale [ca. 1:505,000]
- Call #:
G1015 .C651 1630
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