Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 114


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Title: BASILIEN:|SIS TERRITORII | DESCRIPTIO NOVA, | "Auctore Sebastiano Munstero". [A new depiction of the territory of Basel by Sebastian Münster.] - "Circulus | sive Liga" SVEVIAE "Vulgo Schwa|bische Kraiß". [The circle or league of Schwaben or Schwabian Circle]. (Lower left corner:) Dauid Seltzlin | describebat.1572. [Designed by David Seltzlin in 1572}.

Plate size: 324 x 503 mm, two maps on one plate

Identification number: Ort 114.

Title 114a: Basiliensis

Scale: 1 : 375,000. Size: 324 x 242 mm.

Identification number: Ort 114a (Koeman/Meurer: 61a, Karrow: 1/87, vdKrogtAN: 4915:31).

States: 114a.1 as described above.
114a.2: some ornamental changes in the cartouche: top of cloverleaf in upper left of cartouche used to have diagonal hatching, which in 1587 was replaced by dots.
114a.3: border with degree numbers and numerous place names added.

Cartographic sources: Münster 1538 (Karrow 58/52-53, p. 419, Meurer p. 204-205).

Title 114b: Sueuić

Scale: 1 : 1,000,000. Size: 292 x 245 mm.

Identification number: Ort 114b (Koeman/Meurer: 61b, Karrow: 1/88, vdKrogtAN: 2650:31).

States: 114b.1 as described above.
114b.2: ornamental changes introduced in 1587, such as hatching in the low left curve of the cartouche, which used to end irregularly, and which are now made to be equally long.
114b.3: border ornated with many new degree numbers, a compass rose and numerous place names added.

Cartographic sources: Seltzin 1572 (Meurer p. 235-236)

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1573L1Add/1573L30.A. (175 copies printed) (identical with 1573L version A. last line, centred like one line above it, in cursive script like the entire Basel text: "Marchiones partitum est.Vide de hoc tractu apud Munsterum plura."),
1573D1Add/1573D30.A (150 copies printed) (last line, in Gothic script like the entire text, centred like 5 lines above it: meer by Munsterum.),
1573G1Add/1573G30.A (150 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it: Besihe hie von mehr bey Munstero.),
1573L(A)38 (40 copies printed) (identical with 1573L1Add, but with different page number; last line, centred like one line above it, in cursive script like the entire text: "Marchiones partitum est.Vide de hoc tractu apud Munsterum plura." ;
1573L(B)38 (40 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it, in cursive script like the entire Basel text: "sium Marchiones partitum est. Vide de hoc tractu apud Munsterum plura."),
1574F1Add/1474F30.A (125 copies printed) (last line, centred like one line above it: Archiducs d'Autriche,& les Marquis de Bades. Voiez de ceci plus amplement en Munstere.),
1574L38 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm; text on Suevia and Basel entirely in non-cursive script; last line, centred like 2 lines above it: tractu apud Munsterum plura.),
1575L38 (100 copies printed) (small page number, 7 mm; text on Suevia only entirely in cursive script; last line, centred like 2 lines above it: "tractu apud Munsterum plura".),
1579L(A)55 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like one line above it, in cursive script like the entire Basel section: "Marchiones partitum est. Vide de hoc tractu apud Munsterum plura".),
1579L(B)55 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Marchiones partitum est. Vide de hoc tractu apud Munsterum plura.),
1580/1589G55 (350 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Streych magstu in Munstero lesen.),
1581F55 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: striche,& les Marquis de Bades. Voyez de cecy plus amplement en Munstere.),
1584L61 (750 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: nes partitum est.Vide de hoc tractu aoud Munsterum plura.),
1587F61 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: striche , & les Marquis de Bades. Voyez de cecy plus amplement en Munstere.),
1588S61 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: denses. Mas cosas podras veer acerca d'este trecho en Munstero.),
1592L65 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: titum est. Vide de hoc tractu apud Munsterum plura.),
1595L68 (500 copies printed) (2nd textline from the top ends: reg- ; last line, left aligned: scripsit Christianus Vrstitius,peculiari libello.item Ćneas Siluius,qui postea Pius II.P.M.),
1598F70 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: d'Autriche,& les Marquis de Bades. Voyez de cecy plus amplement en Munstere.),
1601L68 (200 copies printed) (second text line from the top ends: regnum ; last line, left aligned: scripsit Christianus Vrtisius, peculiari libello.item Aeneas Siluius, qui postea Pius II. P.M.),
1602G71 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: lesen.),
1602S71 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned but almost full width: nio la por vn librillo particular Christiano Vrstisio.Item Aeneas Siluio,qual despues Pio se llamaua II.P.M.),
1603L71 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: scripsit Christianus Vrstisius,peculiari libello.item Ćneas Siluius,qui postea Pius II.P.M.),
1606E68 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: "Basell". In like maner "Ćneas Syluius", afterward called Pope "Pius II".),
1608/1612I76 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Christiano Vrstisio con particolar libretto ; & da Enea Siluio , che appresso su Pio Papa secondo.),
1609/1612L75 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: stianus Vrstitius,peculiari libello.item Ćneas Siluius,qui postea Pius II.P.M.),
1609/1612/1641S74 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Siluio, qual pespues Pio sellamaua II. P. M.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 7275.

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