Generalis Lotharingia…

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Generalis Lotharingia…


Map shows Lothringen and Barensis.


ca. 1680


Valk (1652-1726)

Gerard Valk ( 1652 – 1726) was a Dutch engraver, publisher and cartographer. Valck engraved many portraits of English nobility and worked frequently with Abraham Blooteling his father in law. He published most of his works himself.In Amsterdam, he had a close partnership with his son Leonardus Valck and Peter Schenk the Elder, who married Gerard Valck´s sister in 1687.Valck also published atlases, maps, printed globes and prints of different motives.

Historical Description

The area around the Moselle, populated mainly by Celtic tribes, was conquered by Gaius Iulius Caesar in the Gallic War between 58 and 51 BC and later became part of the Roman province of Gallia Belgica. From a division of the Frankish Empire into three parts, the Lotharii Regnum, the "Empire of Lothar" or Lotharingia, named after its king, emerged in 843. s lay in the middle between the East and West Frankish Empires and originally stretched as an elongated territory from the Mediterranean to the North Sea. In 870, the area was again divided between the East and West Frankish Empires.

Place of Publication Amsterdam
Dimensions (cm)49 x 58
ConditionLeft and right lower corners replaced
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print


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