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Title: HISPALENSIS | CONVENTVS | DELINEATIO | "Auctore Hieronijmo Chiaves" 1579. [Depiction of the province of Sevilla by Gerónimo Chaves 1579]. (cartouche upper right:) "Priuilegio Imp. et Regie | Maiests". [With Imperial and Royal Majesties Privilege]. Text block in sea lower left: "Ad Bætis fluminis | ostium, quod olim bi:|fidium erat, Tartes:|sus insula fuit, cum | opido cognomine." [At the mouth of the river Bæthis, which was once split, there used to be the island of Tartessus, with a city of the same name].

Plate size: 354 x 464 mm
Scale: 1 : 600,000
Identification number: Ort 28 (Koeman/Meurer: 74, Karrow: 1/109, van der Krogt AN: 6112:31)

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1579/1580L2Add12a ((250 copies printed) (text identical to 1579L except for page number; last line, left aligned, in italic script like the entire text: "millibus annuis locupletatæ sint. Hæc de hac regione D. Franciscus Paciecus licentiatus".),
1579L(A)15 (250 copies printed) (identical to 1579/1580L2Add, but with different page number; last line, left aligned, in italic script like the entire text: "millibus annuis locupletatæ sint. Hæc de hac regione D. Franciscus Paciecus licentiatus". 4th line from the bottom ends: "Carthusianum,quod"),
1579L(B)15 (250 copies printed) (identical to 1579/1580L2Add, but with different page number; last line, left aligned, in italic script like the entire text: "millibus annuis locupletatæ sint. Hæc de hac regione D. Franciscus Paciecus licentiatus". 4th line from the bottom ends: "Carthusianum, quod"),
1580/1589G15 (350 copies printed) (last line,in two columns, in Gothic script: len/vnd ohn alle maß der wollust nachhangenden Natur sey/die auch an keinen ande: [next column] Landtschafft herr Franciscus Paiecus /ein Licentiat.),
1581F15 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: veus de belles tentes:desquels les vns sont riches de huict mille escuæ,les autres de quinze mille escuæ:Selon le Seig.Françoys Pacieco.),
1584L17 (750 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in cursive script: "tæ octo millibus aureorum,nonnullæ quindecim millibus annuis locupletatæ sunt. Hæc de hac regione D.Franciscus Paciecus licentiatus".),
1587F17 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: pourveus de belles rentes : desquels les vns sont riches de huict mille escuz, les autres de quinze mille escux : Selon le Seig. Françoys Pacioco.),
1588S17 (300 copies printed) (last line first text page, right aligned: casi de ; last line second text page, left aligned: de oro cada año. Estas cosas cuenta d'esta region el Señor Licenciado Francisco Pacheco.),
1592L18 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in cursive script: "hac regione D. Franciscus Paciecus Licentiatus. De Hispali, eiusque territorio, multa quoque Nauagerius in suo Itineratio".),
1595L18 (500 copies printed) (last line, first page, right aligned: nos in- ; second text page, left aligned: multa quoque Nauagerius in suo Itinerario.),
1598/1610/1613D17 (100 copies printed) (last line, first text page, right aligned, in Gothic script: houten ; last line second text page, centred like 7 lines above it: eñ het omliggende landt.),
1598F18 (525 copies printed)(last line, left aligned, very small font: escux Selon le Seig. Françoys Pacieco.),
1601L18 (200 copies printed) (last line first text page, right aligned: Maronium: ; second text page: rius in suo Itinerario.),
1602G18 (250 copies printed) (last line, in Gothic script like the entire text, in two columns: zen vnd ohn alle maß der wollust nachhangenden Natur sey/die auch an keinem ande: Landtschafft herr Franciscus Paciecus/ein Licentiat.),
1602S18 (250 copies printed) (last line, first text page, right aligned: puente; last line second text page, left aligned: torio, cuenta mucho Nauagerio en el su Itinerario.),
1603L18 (300 copies printed) (last line first text page, right aligned: sita, one but last line first text page: secunda Nebrisa, Aelij Antonij Latinæ linguæ apud nos instauratoris, & parentis felicissima patria, ad Bætis æsuaria po- ; last line second text page, left aligned: ciscus Pciecus Licentiatus. De Hispali, eiusque territorio, multa Quoque Nauagerius in suo Itinerario.),
1606E18 (300 copies printed) (last line, first text page, full width: a faire suburbe on the farther side of "Bætis",inhabited almost with three thousand Citizens,and ioyned to the city/by),
1608/1612I21 (300 copies printed) (last line first text page, right aligned: Il terreno ; last line second text page, left aligned: viaggio stampato.),
1609/1612/1641S20 (325 copies printed) (last line first text page, right aligned: vniuersi- ; last line second text page, left aligned: torio, cuenta mucho Nauagerio en el su Itinerario.),
1609/1612L20 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in very small font: gione D.Franciscus Paciecus Licentiatus.De Hispali, eiusque territorio, multa quoque Nauagerius in suo Itinerario.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 6675

States: 28.1 as described above.
28.2: after 1595L, the waves in the sea have worn out to such an extent, that an overall stippling pattern is added. The coastline receives horizontal striping.
28.3: after 1603L, date is removed.

Cartographic sources: Geronimo de Chaves' lost manuscript map of Andalusia (Karrow 20/6 p. 118, Meurer p. 127).

References: A. Hernando "The contribution of Ortelius' Theatrum to the Geographical Knowledge of Spain". p. 239-262 in Van den Broecke, Van der Krogt & Meurer (eds.) "Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas", 1998, HES Publishers.

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