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Title: WIRTENBERG. | DVCATVS | "Accurata descriptio; In qua om:|nia eius Opida, Monasteria, pa:|gi nemora; flumina et riuuli ali:|cuius nominis, diligentiime expri:|muntur. | Auctore Georgio Gardnero." [An accurate depiction of the Duchy of Wrttemberg, in which have been represented very diligently all its cities, monasteries, regions, woods, rivers and brooks with their names, by Georgius Gadnerus]. (Top right:) "Cum Priuilegio Imp. | et Regi M. 1579." [With his imperial and royal majesty's privilege. 1579.] (Top:) "Hie stosst die Churfurstlich | Pfalltz herann" [Here is the border with the electorate Pfaltz].

Plate size: 384 x 440 mm
Scale: 1 : 500,000
Identification number: Ort 113 (Koeman/Meurer: 88, Karrow: 1/125, vdKrogtAN: 2620:31B).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1579/1580L2Add37a (250 copies printed) (6th line from the bottom ends: proxi- ; last line, centred like 2 lines above it: rint incertum , & ctera. Hc Pedius.),
1579L(A)54 (250 copies printed) (6th line from the bottom ends: proxi- ; last line, centred like 2 lines above it: rint incertum, & ctera. Hc Pedius.),
1579L(B)54 (250 copies printed) (6th line from the bottom ends: pro- ; last line, centred like 2 lines above it: rint incertum, & ctera. Hc Pedius.),
1580/1589G54 (last line, centred like 4 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: wi/etc. So vil sagt Pedius.),
1581F54 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: France,&c. Ce sont les propos de Pedius.),
1584L60 (750 copies printed) (last line, centred like two lines above it: rint,incertum,& ctera.Hc Pedius.),
1587F60 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: France , &c. Ce sont les propos de Pedius.),
1588S60 (300 copies printed) (last line, full width: Consta auer fido estrgeros: pero si han venido de Italia, o de Frcia es incierto &c.Estas cosas son de Pedio.),
1592L64 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: tum, &c. Hc Pedius.),
1595L67 (500 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: assero.constat externos fuisse; de Italia ne an de Gallia venerint,incertum,&c.Hc Pedius.),
1598F69 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: France,&c.Ce sont les propos de Pedius.),
1601L67 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ternos fuisse; de Italia ne an de Gallia venerint, incertum, &c. Hc Pedius.),
1602G70 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: wi/etc.So vil sagt Pedius.),
1602S70 (250 copies printed) (last line, full width: Consta auer fido estrangeros: pero si han venido de Italia,o de Frcia,es incierto,&c.Estas cosas son de Pedio.),
1603L70 (300 copies printed) (text, but not page number and typesetting identical with 1609/1612L; 25th line from the bottom ends: grat con- ; last line, left aligned: ternos fuisse,de Italia ne an de Gallia venerint,incertum, &c. Hc Pedius.),
1606E67 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: "Italie" or from "France",that as yet is not certainly knowen,&c. Thus farre "Iohn Pede".),
1608/1612I75 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: che eglino sian forestieri , ma se d'Italia di Gallia venuti incerto :& il rimanente. Questo dice Pedio.),
1609/1612L74 (300 copies printed) (text, but not page number and typesetting identical to 1603L; 25th line from the bottom ends: grate con- with cedille under e ; last line, left aligned: ternos fuisse;de Italia ne an de Gallia venerint,incertum, &c. Hc Pedius.),
1609/1612/1641S73 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Estas cosas son de Pedio.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 6225.

States: 113.1 as described.
113.2: in 1584L or earlier, the cartographer's name was corrected to Gadnero.
113.3: after 1612S date removed.

Cartographic sources: Georg Gadner's unpublished 1572 Wrttemberg map. In Gadner's 1596 atlas "Chorographia" of Wrttemberg, he complains that Ortelius never obtained his permission for using his 1572 map (Meurer p. 148).

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