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Title: PALATINATVS BAVARIAE DESCRIPTIO, | ERHARDO REYCH TIROLENSE AVCTORE. [A depiction of the imperial area of Bavaria by Erhard Reych from Tirol] - ARGENTORATENSIS | AGRI DESCRIPTIO | "Ex | tabula | Danio:|lis Spe:|kel." [A depiction of the Strassbourg fields, from a map by Daniel Specklin].

Plate size: 304 x 487 mm. Two maps on one plate.
Identification number: Ort 112 (Koeman/Meurer 94ab, Karrow: 1/40a, 1/132)

Title 112a: Palatinus BavariŠ Description
Scale: 1 : 650,000. Size: 304 x 238 mm.
Identification number: Ort 112a (Koeman/Meurer 94a, Karrow: 1/40a, vdKrogtAN: 2670:31B).
States: 112a.1 as above
112a.2: new border with scale numbers in 1641. Numerous place names added, especially in the centre.

Cartographic sources: Erhart Reych's 1540 woodcut map on four sheets, (Karrow 63/I, p. 453-454, Meurer 223-224).

Title 112b: Argentoratensis
Scale: 1 : 800,000. Size: 304 x 243 mm
Identification number: Ort 112b (Koeman/Meurer: 94b, Karrow: 1/132, vdKrogtAN: 2525:31B).
States: 112b.1 as described.
112b.2: new border with scale numbers in 1641. "GEROLCZ-/ECK" added in lower right. "Im/MoB" added middle right.

Cartographic sources: Daniel Specklin's 1576 three-sheet map of the Elsas (Meurer p. 243-244).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1584L3Addblank (100 copies printed) (identical to 1584L except for lack of page number; last line, left aligned: harum rerum curiosi.),
1584L59 (750 copies printed) (identical with 1584L3Add, but here with page number; last line, left aligned: harum rerum curiosi.),
1584G3Add12 page number in upper right corner (75 copies printed) (text and typesetting, but not page number identical with 1589G; last line, left aligned, in Gothic script like the entire text: diser diug genaw befleissen.),
1585F3Add13 (75 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: trois villes ci, i'en laisse la recerche Ó ceux qui sont curieux de telles choses.),
1587F59 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: i'en laisse la recherche Ó ceux qui sont curieux de telles choses.),
1588S59 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ygual medida o no , dexo pescudar a los mas curiosos en estas cosas.),
1592L63 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: stigent harum rerum curiosi.),
1595L66 (500 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: les sint,nec ne,inuestigent harum rerum curiosi.),
1598F68 (525 copies printed) (last line, full width: pÚterie sont de mesure Úgale en ces trois villes cy, i'en laisse la recerche Ó ceux qui sont curieux de telles choses.),
1601L66 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ctu Argentinensi lege Beat. Rhenan. lib.1.Rer.Germanicar.),
1602G69 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 7 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: ein nimpt/gehandelt werden.),
1602S69 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ygual medida o no, dexo pescudar a los mas curiosos en estas cosas.),
1603L69 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: tractu Argentinensi lege Beat. Rhenan. lib.1. Rer. Germanicar.),
1606E66 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: his German histories.),
1608/1612I74 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: tutte & l'auanza. Di questo paese d'Argentina leggi Beato Rhenano al primo libro delle cose Germaniche.),
1609/1612L73 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ge Beat.Rhenan.lib.1.Rer.Germanicar.),
1609/1612/1641S72 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: des son de ygual medida o no, dexo pescudar a los mas curosos en estas cosas.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 5475.

Remarks: This map succeeds plate Ort 111ab, where the title of BavariŠ is along the top. Here it is along the bottom.

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