Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 120


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Title: VERONAE | VRBIS TER:|RITORIVM | " |Bernardo Brognolo | descriptum. [The territory of the city of Verona, depicted by Bernardo Brognoli]. (Middle right:) "1579. Cum Priuilegio. decennali." [1579. With privilege for ten years].

Plate size: 331 x 471 mm
Scale: 1 : 330,000
Identification number: Ort 120 (Koeman/Meurer: 89, Karrow: 1/126, vdKrogtAN: 7111:31).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1579/1580L2Add42a (250 copies printed) ( in first line of title slightly to the right above T in second line of title; last line, centred like 2 lines above it: Iodocus Berganus, libris quinque.),
1579L(A)60 (250 copies printed) ( in first line of title slightly to the right above T in second line of title; last line, centred like 2 lines above it: Iodocus Berganus, libris quinque.),
1579L(B)60 (250 copies printed) ( in first line of title exactly above T in second line of title; last line, centred like 2 lines above it: Iodocus Berganus, libris quinque.),
1580/1589G60 (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: Versen beschriben.),
1581F60 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: carmes potiques par George Iodocus Berganus, en cinq liures.),
1584L66 (750 copies printed) (last line, centred like 2 lines above it: Iodocus Berganus,libris quinque.),
1587F66 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: par George Iodocus Berganus , en cincq liures.),
1588S66 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: bio en verso George Iodoco Bergano, en cinco libros.),
1592L70 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Iodocus Berganus, libris quinque.),
1595L73 (500 copies printed) (last line, centred like the line above it: gius Iodocus Berganus, libris quinque.),
1598F75 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: tiques par George Iodocus Berganus,en cincq liures.),
1601L73 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Oratione funebri Iul.Cs.Scal.),
1602G76 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: Versen beschriben.),
1602S76 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: nebri Iul. Csa. a Scal.),
1603L76 (300 copies printed) (text, but not typesetting and page number, identical to 1609/1612L, last line, left aligned: in Oratione funebri Iul.Cs. Scalig.),
1606E73 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: forth the praise of the citie "Verona" and the lake "Benacke" in his funerall oration.),
1608/1612I81 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: pendone buon grado quel saggio Signore.),
1609/1612L80 (300 copies printed) (text, but not page number and typesetting, identical to 1603L. Last line, left aligned: in Oratione funebri Iul. Cs. Scalig.),
1609/1612/1641S79 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Benaco leen in la Oracion funebri Iul. Csa. a Scal.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 6225.

States: 120.1 only.

Cartographic sources: Bernardo Brognoli, a Venetian, drew a map of Verona and surroundings which was engraved and published in 1574 in Venice by Forlani. Ortelius' map is a close copy of it (Meurer p. 120-121). Ortelius dates The Brognoli map in his "Catalogus Auctorum" at 1564.

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