Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 125


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Title: "DVCATVS | MEDIOLANEN:|SIS, FINITIMA:|RVMQ REGION█ | DESCRIPTIO, AVC:|TORE IOANNE GE:|ORGIO SEPTALA | MEDIOLA:|NENSE. [A representation of the duchy of Milan and the surrounding area by Giovanni Georgio Septala of Milan]. (Lower left:) "Cum priuilegio." [With privilege].

Plate size: 358 x 477 mm
Scale: 1 : 1,300,000
Identification number: Ort 125 (Koeman/Meurer: 33, Karrow: 1/44, vdKrogtAN: 7020:31).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1570L(AC)33 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like 8 lines above it: diolanensium.),
1570L(B)33 (100 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: Augustinus Iustitianus NebiŠ Episcopus.),
1571L33 (275 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: gua Augustinus Iustitianus NebiŠ Episcopus.),
1571/1573D33 (350 copies printed) (last line, in cursive script like the entire text, centred like two lines above it: "wij op haer plaetse segghen sullen,ende andere."),
1572/1574F33 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: dirons en son lieu: & plusieurs autres.),
1572G33Koler (pasted over p.33 of a 1570L edition; few copies printed)(last line, left aligned, mainly in Gothic script: herzogthumbs altem herkommen und antiquiteten lassen au▀gehen. Es hat auch Bernardinus Corius in Italianischer Sprach der Meilńnder histori beschriben.),
1572/1573G33 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: vvie wir an jrem orth sagen sellen,etc. vnnd andere.),
1573L(A)43 (40 copies printed) (last two lines, centred like 2 lines above it: Genuensium Historiam diligenter descripsit vernacula lingua | Augustinus Iustinianus NebiŠ Episcopus.),
1573L(B)43 (40 copies printed) (last two lines, centred like 3 lines above it: sium Historiam diligenter descripsit vernacula lingua | Augustinus Iustinianus NebiŠ Episcopus.),
1574L43 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm; last line, non-italic like the entire text and centred like 3 lines above it: Augustinus Iustinianus NebiŠ Episcopus.),
1575L43 (100 copies printed) (small page number, 7 mm; last line, italic like the entire text and centred like 2 lines above it: "Augustinus Iustinianus NebiŠ Episcopus".),
1579L(A)61 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: Petrus Bizarus lingua Latina.),
1579L(B)61 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: stinianis NebiŠ Episcopus; &nuperrimŔ Petrus Bizarus lingua Latina.),
1580/1589G61 (350 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in Gothic script like the entire text: chriben/und newlich Petrus Bizarus Lateinisch.),
1581F61 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: comme nous dirons en son lieu : & plusieurs autres.),
1584L67 (750 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: nus Iustinianus NebiŠ Episcopus;& nuperrimŔ Petrus Bizarus lingua Latina.),
1587F67 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: tion fort plaisante , comme nous dirons en son lieu : & plusiers autres.),
1588S67 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Iustiniano Obispo de Nebia;y los dias pasados Pedro Bizaro en Latin.),
1592L71 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: lingua Latina.),
1595L74 (500 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: lingua Latina. Habet etiam quŠdam de eadem vrbe, Laonicus,lib.5.),
1598F76 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: & plusieurs autres.),
1598/1610/1613D54 (100 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it, in italic script like the entire text: "haer plaetsen seggen sullen,ende andere".),
1601L74 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Itinerario sacro. Laonicus,lib.5.),
1602G77 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in Gothic script like the entire text: seiner Mutter Spraach flei▀ig beschriben/und newlich Petrus Bizarus Lateinisch.),
1602S77 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: rio Sacro. Laonico, lib.5.en Latin.),
1603L77 (300 copies printed) (text, but not typesetting and page number, identical with 1609/1612L; last line, left aligned: vrbe, Fr. Petrarcha in suo Itinerario sacro. Laonicus, lib.5.),
1606E74 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: his holy Iournall and "Laonicus" in his 5.Booke.),
1608/1612I85 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: nico nel quinto libro.),
1609/1612L84 (300 copies printed) (text, but not typesetting and page number identical with 1603L. Last line, left aligned: vrbe, Fr. Petrarcha in suo Itinerario sacro.Laconicus, lib.5.),
1609/1612/1641S84 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: trarcha en su Itinerario Sacro. Laonico, lib. 5. en Latin.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 8175.

States: 125.0 seems to be an early state occurring in some 1570L editions only, showing in the sea (left bottom) the signature of the brothers Deutecom who engraved this map. I have not seen a copy of this state.
125.1 most 1570L editions and later do not show this signature any more.
125.2 between 1573 and 1574, the hachuring on the outer ring of the cartouche at 11 o'clock which used to run from upper left to lower right now runs from lower left to upper right; the name of the lake "Lago de Iseo" in lower right has been changed to "Lago de Heo".
125.3 between 1579 and 1580, the horizontal hachuring of at the sea coast and the lakes was extended from about 3 to about 6 mm.
125.4 between 1584 and 1587, the sea directly below the whale and the ship, which used to be without stippling, now has received numerous stipples or dots.
125.5 in the 1641 Spanish edition the edge of the map has new coordinates in the form of a number for every 10 degrees.

Cartographic sources: Giovanni Septala, abt. 1490- abt. 1560 (Karrow 69/1, p. 478-479, Meurer p. 237). The "Catalogus Auctorum" states that this map was published by Hieronymus Cock in Antwerp.

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