Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 225

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Title: ERYTHRĈI SIVE RVBRI MARIS/PERIPLVS,/OLIM AB ARRIANO DESCRIPTVS,/ NVNC VERO AB ABRAH. ORTELIO EX EODEM DELINEATVS. (bottom right:) Cum Imp. Reg. et Can:/cellariĉ Brabantiĉ privi:/legio decennali 1597. (21 lines of text in Indochina peninsula), (inset middle bottom 110 x 210 mm:) VLYSSES ERRORES,/ex Conatib. Geographicis Ab Ortelij. (inset top left, round, diameter 76 mm:) ANNONIS/PERIPLVS; (inset right, round, diameter 76 mm:) HYPER:/BOREI (North Pole).

Plate size: 362 x 467 mm.
Scale: 1 : 25,000,000.
Identification number: Ort 225 (not in Koeman, Meurer or Karrow, van der Krogt AN: 0500H:31B).

Remarks: when I published the book "Ortelius Atlas Maps" in 1996, I encouraged readers to send me information on new plates and new states not described in my book. As a result, I have received much information on new states and found quite a few myself as well, which have meanwhile been incorporated on this website.
However, inventive and meticulous research by Joe Q. Walker (UK) has demonstrated that I postulated too many new plates, rather than too few.
Walker demonstrates that plate blemishes such as scratches and spurious dots occurring on Ort 224 also occurred on plate Ort 225. Therefore, the existence of a separate plate Ort 225 cannot be upheld. Walker has published the arguments leading to this conclusion in detail in a monograph "The Maps of Ortelius and their Variants", Antiquarian Maps Research Monographs - 1, which can be obtained from him on request through Email
I am happy that I have been informed about this research, since it increases our knowledge on Ortelius' maps.

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