Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 185

image of the map

Title: LVMEN | HISTORIARVM | per OCCIDENTEM | ex conatibus | FRAN. HARĈI | "Antuerpiĉ" [Enlightenment on the histories in the West from the records of Franciscus Harĉus of Antwerp]. (Along left, bottom and right side of the plate, see below, before the text on verso is presented).

Plate size: 270 x 345 mm.
Scale: 1 : 10,000,000.
Identification number: Ort 185 (Koeman/Meurer: 43P, vdKrogtAN: 0302H:32).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number: 1624P/1641Svij (1025 copies printed) (last line second column, full width: liensis, & Tuanensis ab Eugenio III. adiecti sunt.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 1025.

States: 185.1 only.

Cartographic sources: Franciscus Harĉus, a geographer from Antwerp who designed a globe in 1617, and who contributed to the atlas Orbis Antiquis made in 1653 by Georg Hornius from Leiden, which contains maps closely copied from Ortelius' "Parergon".


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