Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 103


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Title: SILESIAE | TYPVS| "A Martino Heil|wigio Ni▀ense | descriptus. et | Nobili doctoque viro Domino | Nicolao Rhedingero ded." [Map of Silesia, drawn by Martinus Helwig of Neisse, and dedicated to the noble and learned gentleman Nicolaus Rhedinger]. (Bottom, right of middle:) "Cum priuilegio | decennali". [With a ten year privilege].

Plate size: 348 x 422 mm
Scale: 1: 1,250,000
Identification number: Ort 103 (Koeman/Meurer: 135/II, Karrow: 1/36a, vdKrogtAN: 2900:31B).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1595L61 (500 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: studiosus hinc petere posse videatur),
1598F63 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: endroits ša & lÓ,on y parle langage Windique ou Polonnois.),
1598/1610/1613D48 (100 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in cursive script like the entire text: "oock vier Baronyen."),
1601L61 (200 copies printed) (15th line from the bottom ends: rarus ; last line, left aligned: nauius auctor est.),
1602G64 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: Landt darau▀ nehmen.),
1602S64 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: dicho Iacobo Monauio.),
1603L64 (300 copies printed) (text but not typesetting identical to 1609/1612L; 15th line from the bottom ends: infitißturi. ; last line, left aligned: nauius auctor est.),
1606E61 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: described it in verse also.),
1608/1612I69 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: possa interamente ottenere. Francesco Fabro l'ha descritta in versi, come ho inteso da Iacopo Monauio.),
1609/1612L68 (300 copies printed) (text but not typesetting identical with 1603L; 15th line from the bottom ends infitiaturi. ; last line, left aligned: nauius auctor est.)
1609/1612/1641S67 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: mo a me lo dicho Iacobo Monauio.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 3350.

States: 103.1 as described;
103.2: between 1598 and 1601 the mountain "Zottenberg" was added just Northeast of SWEINITZ, but not present in 1606E.

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 plate replaces the smaller, less ornate plate Ort 102 in 1595.

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