Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 138


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Title: APRVTII | VLTERIORIS | DESCRIPTIO. 1590. [A depiction of the ulterior Abruzzi. 1590.] (Bottom left corner cartouche:) "NATALIS BO:|NIFACIVS SE:|BENICENSIS | DESCRIBEB". [Drawn by Natale Bonifacius born in Sibenik]. (Bottom right cartouche:) "Cum priuilegio decennali, Imp. et Reg. Mtm." [With his imperial and royal majesty's privilege for ten years]. (Lower left:) "Rieti | ItaliŠ vmbilicus" [Rieti, the navel of Italy].

Plate size: 328 x 423 mm
Scale: 1 : 350,000
Identification number: Ort 138 (Koeman/Meurer:117, Karrow: 1/170, vdKrogtAN: 7430:31).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1590L4Addblank (100 copies printed) (identical in text and typesetting to 1592L but without page number; last line, left aligned: hac regione qui desiderat , dictos suprÓ Ó nobis scriptores adeat.),
1591G4Addblank (75 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: uns angezogen sein.),
1592L80 (525 copies printed) (identical to 1590L4Add, but here with page number 80; last line, left aligned: hac regione qui desiderat , dictos suprÓ Ó nobis scriptores adeat.),
1595L84 (500 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Ó nobis scriptores adeat.),
1598F86 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: trouuera toutes particularitez d'icelles, & plusieurs choses dignes de memoire.),
1601L84 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Plura cognoscere de hac regione qui desiderat , dictos supra Ó nobis scriptores adeat.),
1602G87 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 6 lines above it, in Gothic script like most of the text: sein.),
1602S87 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: mas desta region, lea los auctores que auemos citado arriba.),
1603L87 (300 copies printed) (text, but not page number and typesetting, identical with 1609/1612L; last line, left aligned: dictos suprÓ Ó nobis scriptores adeat.),
1606E84 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: will satisfie him to the full.),
1608/1612I96 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ditioni di questa regione, legga li scrittori da noi allegati di sopra.),
1609/1612L97 (300 copies printed) (text, but not page number and typesetting, identical with 1603L; last line, left aligned: dictos suprÓ Ó nobis scriptores adeat.),
1609/1612/1641S97 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Quien dessea saber mas desta region,lea los auctores que auemos citado arriba.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 3950.

States: 138.1 only.

Cartographic sources: Natale Bonifacio (1538-1592) made a single sheet map of the Abruzzi published in Rome in 1587 (Meurer p. 118), which forms the basis of this map.

Remarks: among the maps which Winghe sent to Ortelius (Hessels nr. 170) there was also a Labrusso map, probably the Bonifacio one.

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