Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 123


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Title: Bresciano | BRIXIANI AGRI TYPVS. | Brixia, Cygna supposita | in specula. [A map of Brescia or the Brixian fields, represented by guardian swans]. (Cartouche upper left:) "Cum priuilegio Imperiali, | Regio, et Belgico. 1590". [With an imperial, royal and Belgian privilege. 1590.] (Upper right:) "Aqu sulfure | ebullientes". [Sulfuric water bubbles up here].

Plate size: 329 x 471 mm
Scale: 1 : 300,000
Identification number: Ort 123 (Koeman/Meurer: 119, Karrow: 1/169, vdKrogtAN: 7140:31).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1590L4Addblank (100 copies printed) (identical in text and typesetting to 1592L but here without page number; last line, left aligned, in italic script, :"Brigantino Plinij haberi. qua sententia nos dissentire , diximus in nostro Thesauro."),
1591G4Addblank (75 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, mainly in Gothic script: selben/so "Plinius Brigantinum" nennet/erachte. Das wir aber der meinung nit beyfallen/haben wir in unserm "Thesauro" erkleret.),
1592L73 (525 copies printed) (text and typesetting identical to 1590L4Add, but here with page number 73; last line, left aligned, in italic script: "Brigantino Plinij haberi. qua sententia nos dissentire , diximus in nostro Thesauro".),
1595L76 (500 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: dissentire,diximus in nostro Thesauro.),
1598F78 or 77 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: tin de Pline,mais en nostre Thresor de Geographie,I'ay dit que ne suis de la mesme opinion.),
1601L76 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: diximus in nostro Thesauro.),
1602G79 (250 copies printed) (left aligned, in Gothic script like the entire text: meinung nit beyfallen/haben wir in unserm Thesauro erkleret.),
1602S79 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: que tal no es nuestra opinion.),
1603L79 (300 copies printed) (pro Brigantino Plinij haberi, qua sententia nos dissentire, diximus in nostro Thesauro.),
1606E76 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: "cus",whereof "Plinie" speaketh ; but why I am not of this opinion, I haue shewed reasons in my Geographicall treasure.),
1608/1612I83 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: al xxii.cap. del nono libro: Lacus est Italiae Benacus in Veronensi agro: ne su percio Veronese ma da Como,Plinio.),
1609/1612/1641S81 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: mos, que tal no es nuestra opinion.),
1609/1612L82 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: gantino Plinij haberi, qua sententia nos dissentire, diximus in nostro Thesauro.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 3950

States: 123.1 as above.
123.2: date removed after 1612S.

Cartographic sources: Christoforo Sorte (abt. 1506-abt. 1594) made a very reliable regional map of Brescia in 1554 which was published in 1560. That map was closely followed here (Meurer p. 242-243).

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