Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 159


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Title: ROMA:|NIAE, | "(quŠ olim Thracia dicta)" | VICINORVMQ[UE] REGIO:|NVM, VTI BVLGARIAE, | WALACHIAE, SYRFI:|AE, ETC. DESCRIPTIO. | "Auctore Iacobo Castaldo | Cum priuilegio decennali" | M.D.XXXIIII. [Depiction of Rumania (which was once called Tracia) and its surrounding regions, such as Bulgaria, Walachia, Syrfia etc. by Iacob Castaldi with a privilege for ten years 1584].

Plate size: 364 x 496 mm
Scale: 1 : 2,500,000
Identification number: Ort 159 (Koeman/Meurer: 105, Karrow: 1/151, vdKrogtAN: 7602:31).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:
1584L3Addblank (100 copies printed) (identical with 1584L, but here without page number; last line, left aligned: NOMEN TERRIS FATALE REGENDIS.),
1584G3Add9 in upper right corner (75 copies printed) (last line, centred like 6 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: Da▀ er Regir in allem Landt.),
1584L89 (750 copies printed) (identical with 1584L3Add, but here with page number; last line, left aligned: NOMEN TERRIS FATALE REGENDIS.),
1585F3Add18 (75 copies printed) (last line, indented, in cursive script: "Rome est ton nom, destinÚ pour gouuerner le monde".),
1587F89 (250 copies printed) (last line, slightly left of centre, in cursive script unlike the rest of the text: "Rome est ton nom , destinÚ pour gouuerner le monde".),
1588S89 (300 copies printed) (last line, full width: RIS FATALE REGENDIS. Tu nombre,o Roma,es fatal para regir tierras.),
1592L96 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: bit, CŠlestis ita velle, vt ROMA sit CAPVT ORBIS TERRARVM.),
1595L101 (500 copies printed) (5th line from the bottom ends: ita vt ; last line, left aligned: TERRARVM. Liuius 1.),
1598F102 (525 copies printed) (last line, slightly left of centre, in cursive script unlike the rest of the text: "Rome est ton nom, destinÚ pour gouuerner le monde".),
1601L101 (200 copies printed) (5th line from the bottom ends: Romaniam: ; last line, left aligned: TERRARVM. Livius I.),
1602G104 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 6 lines above it, in Gothic script like most of the text: Da▀ er Regir in allem Landt.),
1602S104 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: TALE REGENDIS. Tu nombre,o Roma,es fatal para regir tierras.),
1603L104 (300 copies printed) (text, but not page number and typesetting, identical to 1609/1612L; last line, left aligned: ORBIS TERRARVM. Liuius 1.),
1606E101 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: be the head of all the World, as "Liuy" hath left record in the first booke of his Decades.),
1608/1612I113 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Traiano traualicando, smont˛ in terra per la volta di Constantinopoli.),
1609/1612L114 (300 copies printed) (text, but not page number and typesetting, identical to 1603L; last line, left aligned: ORBIS TERRARVM.Liuilius 1.),
1609/1612/1641S114 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: RIS FATALE REGENDIS. Tu nombre, o Roma, es fatal para regir tierras.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 5325.

States: 159.1 only.

Cartographic sources: Jacob Gastaldi (abt. 1505-1566) who made a two-sheet map of the Danube area in 1559 and extended this to a four-sheet map of SE-Europe in 1560, also reworked by Forlani and Bertelli (Karrow 30/86, p. 233-234, Meurer p. 152-153).

Remarks: huge cartouche

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