Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 146


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Title: GRĂCIAE | VNIVERSAE | SECVNDVM | HODIERNVM | SITVM NEO:|TERICA DE:|SCRIPTIO "Iacobo Cas:|taldo Pede:|montano" | "Auctore". [Modern representation of all of Greece according to the actual situation of today by Jacobus Castaldi from Piemont]. (Bottom left:) "Cum priuilegio". [With privilege].

Plate size: 364 x 514 mm
Scale: 1 : 2,500,000
Identification number: Ort 146 (Koeman/Meurer: 40, Karrow: 1/60, vdKrogtAN: 7800:31).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1570L(AC)40 (225 copies printed) (title in cursive script; last line, full width, italic like the entire text: "Pet. Bellonium.&c.Petrus Gyllius diligenti▀.descripsit Bosphorű,& Vrbem Constantinopolim".)
1570L(B)40 (100 copies printed) (title not in cursive script; last line, full width, in cursive script: "Theuetű,Pet. Bellonium.&c.Petrus Gyllius diligenti▀.descripsit Bosphorű,& Vrbem Constantinopolim".),
1571L40 (275 copies printed) (last line, full width, italic like the entire text: "Thevetű;Pet.Bellonium.&c.Petrus Gyllius diligenti▀ descripsit Bosphorű,& Vrbem Constantinopolim".),
1571/1573D40 (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like two lines above it: Turcken oock voor gheen maniere en hebben.),
1572GKoler pasted over 1570L40 (few copies printed) (last line, partly in Gothic script, left aligned: lai, obseruationes Orientales. Andream Theuetum, Petrum Bellonium, &c. Petrus Gyllius hat Bosphorum und die Statt Constantinopel gar vleissig beschriben.),
1572/1573G40 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like one line above it: oder geraitschaft in jren heusern,gleich vvie es die Turcken auch nit jm brauch haben.),
1572/1574F40 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it: beaucoup.),
1573L(A)53 (40 copies printed) (15th line from the top ends: in ; last line, centred like 2 lines above it, in cursive script: "descripsit Bosphorum, & Vrbem Constantinopolim."),
1573L(B)53 (40 copies printed) (15th line from the top ends: in qui ; last line, centred like 2 lines above it, in cursive script: "descripsit Bosphorum, & Vrbem Constantinopolim."),
1574L53 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm; last line, in non-italic script like the entire text, centred like one line above it: Petrus Gyllius diligentissimŔ descripsit Bosphorum,& Vrbem Constantinopolim.),
1575L53 (100 copies printed) (small page number, 7 mm; last line, in italic script like the entire text, centred like the line above it: "descripsit Bosphorum,& Vrbem Constantinopolim."),
1579L(A)72 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Ciuilium multa habet quŠ ad ThraciŠ descriptionem conducere possunt. ; page number 72 positioned below que lib. of penultimate line.),
1579L(B)72 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Ciuilium multa habet quŠ ad ThraciŠ descriptionem conducere possunt. ; page number 72 positioned below Appianus of penultimate line.),
1580/1589G72 (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like 6 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: k÷nnen.),
1581F72 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Turcs, qui n'ont point de coustume d'en avoir beaucoup.),
1584L79 (750 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Ciuilium multa habet quŠ ad ThraciŠ descriptionem conducere possunt.),
1587F79 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: que les Turcs,qui n'ont point de coustume d'en auoir beaucoup.),
1588S79 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: muchas cosas que puden aprouechar a la descripcion de Thracia.),
1592L86 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in cursive script like the entire text: "tinopolim. Appianus quoque lib.4.Ciuilium,multa habet quŠ ad ThraciŠ descriptionem conducere possunt".),
1595L91 (500 copies printed) (9th line from the bottom ends: ad ; last line, left aligned: habet quŠ ad ThraciŠ descriptionem conducere possunt.),
1598F92 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: que les Turcs,qui n'ont point de coustume d'en avoir beaucoup.),
1598/1610/1613D64 (100 copies printed) (last line: hun huysen,ghelijck de Turcken oock voor gheen maniere en hebben.),
1601L91 (200 copies printed) (9th line from the bottom ends: transtu- ; last line, left aligned: habet quŠ ad ThraciŠ descriptionem conducere possunt.),
1602G94 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 6 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: ciŠ nŘtzlich sein k÷nnen.),
1602S94 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: que pueden aprouechar a la descripcion de Thracia.),
1603L94 (300 copies printed) (text, but not page number and typesetting, identical to 1609/1612L; last line, left aligned: descriptionem conducere possunt.),
1606E91 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: also in his fourth booke of Ciuill warres, hath many things which make much for the description of "Thrace".),
1608/1612I104 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: recar vtile alla conoscenza della Tracia.),
1609/1612L105 (300 copies printed) (text, but not page number and type setting identical to 1603L; last line, left aligned: descriptionem conducere possunt.),
1609/1612/1641S105 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: cosas que pueden aprouechar a la descripcion de Trachia.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 8175.

States: 146.1: as described.
146.2: the faint original random stippling had almost faded away after 1575. In the 1579 Latin (A) edition, it has been replaced by new stippling, applied in a horizontal manner.
146.3: between 1592 and 1595, most topographical names were re-engraved in a more elegant manner than before.
146.4: between 1598 and 1601, the hatching along the coast lines and in lakes was extended from about 3 mm to about 6 mm. Some re-engraving of parts of the cartouche.

Cartographic sources: Jacobo Gastaldi 1560, 1569, (Karrow 30/88 p. 235-236, Meurer p. 152-153).

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