Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 38


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Title: POICTOV. (cartouche upper right:) PICTONVM | VICINARVM:|QVE REGIO:|NVM FIDISS | DESCRIPTIO. | "Auctore | Nobili D˝o Petro Rogiero | Pictone, RegiŠ Mtis GalliŠ | consiliario, etc". [A very true depiction of Poictou and neighbouring regions by the noble Petrus Rogierus from Poictou, counsellor of the Majesty of France] (top right of middle:) "Cum Imp. et Regie Mts | priuilegio ad decennium. | 1579". [With Imperial and Royal privilege for ten years. 1579]

Plate size: 365 x 504 mm
Scale: 1 : 600,000
Identification number: Ort 38 (Koeman/Meurer: 75, Karrow: 1/110, van der Krogt AN: 4500:31).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:
1579/1580L2Add13A (250 copies printed) (last line, italic like the entire text, centred like two lines above it: "nicos relegabit . Sed & Theuetus consulendus est".),
1579L(A)17 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like two lines above it, in cursive script like the entire text: "nicos relegabit . Sed & Theuetus consulendus est".),
1579L(B)17 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in cursive script like the entire text: "Pinetium,in sua vrbium descriptione.Sed & Theuetus consulendus est".),
1580/1589G17 (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like 6 lines above it, in Gothic script: uon sage.),
1581F17 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: pourtrait des villes d'Antoine de Pinet,& la Cosmographie de Theuet.),
1584L21 (750 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in cursive script like the entire text: "Pinetium, in sua vrbium descriptione. Sed & Theuetus consulendus est."),
1587F21 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: graphie de Theuet.),
1588S21 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Pinetio, en su Descripcion de las ciudades. y tambien se podra mirar Theuet.),
1592L22 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in cursive script like the entire text: "scriptione. Sed & Theuetus consulendus est".),
1595L23 (500 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Haye , Gallica quoque lingua.),
1598/1610/1613D20 (100 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: tanien.Siet verder beschryvinghe by Belleforest,Bouchet,Pinet ende Thevetum.),
1598F28 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: la Cosmographie de Theuet.),
1601L23 (200 copies printed)(last line, left aligned: Ioannes de la Haye , Gallica quoque lingua.),
1602G23 (250 copies printed) (last line, centerd like 6 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: uon sage.),
1602S23 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: librillo particular, d'esta Region Iuan de la Haye pero en lengua Franceze.),
1603L23 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in italic script like the entire text: "nes de la Haye, Gallica quoque lingua.",
1606E23 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: peculiar Treatise in French.),
1608/1612I (300 copies printed) (last line, in cursive script like the entire text, left aligned: "questa regione Giouanni d'Haie in Francese Idioma".),
1609/1612/1641S25 (325 copies printed) (last line: tambien vn librillo particular,d'esta Region Iuan de la Haye pero en lengua FrŃceze.),
1609/1612L25 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: nes de la Haye, Gallica quoque linga.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 6675.

States: 38.1 above
38.2: in 1592, the hachuring at the coasts was extended from about 2 mm to about 5 mm;
38.3: during or after 1612S the date 1579 was removed.
Further, the bottom left corner of the plate started to break off in 1584 (1 mm), 1602 (2 mm), 1603 (3 mm), 1609/1612 (5 mm).

Cartographic sources: Lost original by Pierre Rogier, published in Paris by Franois Desprez (Meurer p. 224).

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