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Title: SILESIAE TYPVS | "Descriptus et editus a Martino Heil:|wig Neisense, et Nobili viro Nicolao | Rhedinger dedicatus. Anno 1561". "Cum priuilegio." [Map of Silesia, drawn and edited by Martinus Helwig of Neisse, and dedicated to the noble gentleman Nicolaus Rhedinger in the year 1561 With privilege].

Plate size: 279 x 384 mm

Scale: 1 : 1,250,000

Identification number: Ort 102 (Koeman/Meurer: 26, Karrow: 1/36, vdKrogtAN: 2900:31A).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1570L(AC)26 (225 copies printed) (first S of title above oui in Prouincia; fourth textline ends: exten-; last line, centred like 4 lines above it: exonerat),
1570L(B)26 (100 copies printed) (first S of title above ro in Prouincia; fourth textline ends: exten-; last line, centred like 4 lines above it: exonerat),
1571L26 (275 copies printed) (fourth text line ends: exten; last line, centred like 4 lines above it: exonerat.),
1571/1573D26 (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like 2 lines above it: oft Polnisch.),
1572/1574FF26 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like 2 lines above it: Windique ou Polonnois.),
1572G26Koler (pasted over p.26 of a 1570L edition; few copies printed)(last line, left aligned, in Gothic script: genandt/ so sie mitten von einander theylet/ entspringet im Behaimerwald/ und laufft bey Stettin in das Schweuische Meer.),
1572/1573G26 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like 2 lines above it: Windisch oder Polnisch.),
1573L(A)32 (40 copies printed) (last line, centred like 2 lines above it, in cursive script like the entire text: "describit,vt eius absolutam historiam studiosus hinc petere posse videatur."; full stop after the title on the line formed by the bottom of capital A.),
1573L(B)32 (40 copies printed) (last line, centred like 2 lines above it, in cursive script like the entire text: "describit,vt eius absolutam historiam studiosus hinc petere posse videatur."; full stop after the title on the line formed by extending the horizontal stroke in the middle of capital A.),
1574L32 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm; last line, centred like 3 lines above it: hinc petere posse videatur.),
1575L32 (100 copies printed) (two variants; variant 1: small page number, 7 mm; last line, left-aligned: describit,vt eius absolutam historiam studiosus hinc petere posse videatur. ; variant 2: last line, centred like 3 lines above it: hinc petere posse videatur.),
1579L(A)48 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: vt eius absolutam historiam studiosus hinc petere posse videatur.),
1579L(B)48 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: bit,vt eius absolutam historiam studiosus hinc petere posse videatur.),
1580/1589G48 (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: nehmen.),
1581F48 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: endroits ša & lÓ, on y parle langage Windique ou Polonnois.),
1584L54 (750 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: bit, vt eius absolutam historiam studiosus hinc petere posse videatur.),
1587F54 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: endroits ša & lÓ, on parle langage Windique ou Polonnois.),
1588S54 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: alli puede tomar el estudiante la historia complida.),
1592L58 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in cursive script like the entire text: "sus hinc petere posse videatur".).

States: 102.1 as above;
102.2: between 1575 and 1579 horizontal and vertical hachuring was applied on top of the diagonal hachuring of the mile scale top left. Small modifications were also made on the cartouche ornaments top and bottom left and right, changing the direction of hachuring;
102.3: between 1584 and 1587, the place name "Pintzen" was added East of SMOGRA.

Approximate number of copies printed: 4825.

Cartographic sources: Martin Helwig (1516-1574) (Karrow 38/1, p. 288-292, Meurer p. 163), whose map of Silesia was published in 1561 by Creutzig.

Remarks: this relatively small plate was replaced by a new, much larger one (Ort 103) with a more ornate cartouche in 1595.

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