Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 119


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Title: FORI IV:|LII ACCV:|RATA DE:|SCRIPTIO. [An accurate depiction of Friuli] "Cum Priuilegio". [With privilege] (top right:) Ex Biblio:|theca Nobi:|lis et docti:|ssimi Ioan:|nis Sambu:|ci, Impera:|toriŠ Mats.|Historici.|1573. [From the library of the noble and very learned Iohannes Sambucus, foremost among mathematicians and historians .1573]. (Top left:) "Valle doue | su fatto | quel straggio". [Valley where a battle was fought.] (Bottom left:) "Liuenza flu. | olim LIQVEN:|TIA, Forum Iulij | Ó Marchia Treuisa|na separat". [The river Livenza, once called Liquentia, which separates Forum Iulii from Marcha Trevisa.] (Middle top:) "Trauiso, luogo di pa▀o, | doue si paga la muda | al Re de Romani". [Traviso, location of a mountain pass, where toll is paid to the king of the Germans.] (Centre right:) "Hic argentum vi:|vum effoditur". [Here quicksilver is mined.] (Middle right:) "Clana, confin de la Cor:|uatia, et qui finisce il | confin de la Iapidia" [Clana, border of Corvatia, which forms the ultimate part of Iapidia].

Plate size: 356 x 478 mm
Scale: 1 : 540,000
Identification number: Ort 119 (Koeman/Meurer: 63, Karrow: 1/91, vdKrogtAN: 7171:31B).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1573D1Add/1573D32.A (150 copies printed) (last line, in Gothic script like the entire text, centred like 7 lines above it: linge geschreuen hebben.),
1573G1Add/1573G34.A (150 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: had Sabellicus sechs bucher schriftlich nachgelassen.),
1573L1Add32.A (100 copies printed) (identical with 1573L version(A) except for page number; last line, centred like 5 lines above it: que Sabellici Libri sex.),
1573L(A)42 (40 copies printed) (full stop after the title located just below the middle of the capital I; last line, centred like 5 lines above it: que Sabellici Libri sex.),
1573L(B)42 (40 copies printed) (full stop after the title located almost at the bottom of the capital I; last line, centred like 5 lines above it: que Sabellici Libri sex.),
1574F1Add/1574F32.A (125 copies printed) (last line, centred like 2 lines above it: nous auons recueilli ce petit sommaire & brieue declaration.),
1574L42 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm; first text line ends: Qui- ; last line centred like 5 lines above it: Sabellici Libri sex.),
1575L42 (100 copies printed) (small page number, 7 mm; first text line ends: scriptores ; last line centred like 5 lines above it: Sabellici Libri sex.),
1579L(A)59 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it: que Sabellici Libri sex.),
1579L(B)59 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: legiŠ extant quoque Sabellici libri sex.),
1580/1589G59 (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: des Sabellici.),
1581F59 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: chez Leandre,de qui nous auons recueilli ci petit sommaire & brieue declaration.),
1584L65 (750 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: legiŠ extant quoque Sabellici libri sex.),
1587F65 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: nous auons recueilli ce petit sommaire & brieue declaration.),
1588S65 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Sabellico.),
1592L69 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: antiquitatibus vrbis AquilegiŠ exstant quoque Sabellici libri sex.),
1595L72 (500 copies printed) (last line: seum,scribit Leander.De antiquitatibus vrbis AquilegiŠ exstant quoq.Sabellici libri sex.),
1598F74 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Leandre, de qui nous auons recueilli ce petit sommaire & brieue declaration.),
1601L72 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: der. De antiquitatibus vrbis AquilegiŠ extant quoq. Sabellici libri sex.),
1602G75 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: des Sabellici.),
1602S75 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Leandro.De las antiguedades de la ciudad de Aquilegia se hallan seys libros de Sabellico.),
1603L75 (300 copies printed) (last line, in italic script like the entire text, left aligned: "quoq.Sabellici libri sex".),
1606E72 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: "bellicus" hath written six bookes which are euery where to be gotten.),
1608/1612I80 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: anco restando sepolture vetuste de Romani , & segni dell'antiche fabriche loro , & quel tempio di Diomede.),
1609/1612L79 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: stant quoq. Sabellici libri sex.),
1609/1612/1641S79 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: dro. De las antiguedades de la ciudad de Aquilegia se hallen seys libros de Sabellico.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 6900.

States: 119.0 Holger Christoph (personal communication) reports and has shown to me an early state with empty cartouches. A text which differs from the standard one and which mentions the date 1573, has been pasted into the right cartouche.
119.1: standard, as described above.
119.2: in 1641, date erased and wind compass rotated 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

Cartographic sources: Johannes Sambucus sent a manuscript map, now lost, to Ortelius shortly before 1573, itself based on an anonymous Venetian map of Friuli from the 1560's. (Karrow 65/5, p. 462, Meurer p. 227). Brandmaier also mentions Donatus Bertellius and Paolo Forlani of Verona, 1564.

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