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Title: PROVINCIAE, | Regionis GalliŠ, vera | exactissimaque descriptio. | "Petro Ioanne Bompario | auctore". | PROVENCE. [A true and exact depiction of Provincia, an area of France, by Petrus Ioannes Bomparius. Provence]. (Bottom left corner:) "Cum Priuilegio decennali | Imp. Reg. et Brab. 1594." [With an Imperial and Royal and Brabant Privilege for ten years. 1594].

Plate size: 349 x 507 mm.
Scale: 1 : 750,000.
Identification number: Ort 47 (Koeman/Meurer: 128, Karrow: 1/190, Van der Krogt AN: 4700:31).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1595L5Addblank (100 copies printed) (text and typesetting identical to 1595L, but without page number 28; last line, left aligned: immerit˛ Senecam Christianorum appellare audeam.),
1595L28 (500 copies printed) (text and typesetting identical to 1595L5Add, but here with page number 28; last line, left aligned: immerit˛ Senecam Christianorum appellare audeam.),
1597G5Addblank (75 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in small Gothic script like 9 lines above it: let hatte. Warlich nit ein gemeiner Scribent:sonder der billig der Christen "Seneca" genant werden mag.),
1598F35 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Belleforest, aux liures duquel le lecteur trouuera plus amplement descript.),
1601L28 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: non Ŕ vulgo scriptorum , sed quem non immerit˛ Senecam Christianorum appellare audiam.),
1602G31 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in small Gothic script like 9 lines above it: let hatte.Warlich nit ein gemeiner Scribent:sonder der billig der Christen Seneca genannt werden mag.),
1602S31 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: treuo nombrar a Seneca de los Christianos.),
1603L31 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Ŕ vulgo scriptorum, sed quem non immerit˛ Senecam Christianorum appellare audeam.),
1606E28 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Writers, and whom I may boldly and deseruedly call, The Christian "Seneca".),
1608/1612I34 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: quello, che non immeritamente ardisco di chiamare Seneca Christiano.),
1609/1612L33 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Ŕ vulgo scriptorum, sed quem non immerit˛ Senecam Christianorum appellare audeam.).
1609/1612/1641S33 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: no yo atreuo nombrar a Seneca de los Christianos.),

Approximate number of copies printed: 3425.

States: 47.1 as described.
47.2: during or after 1612S the date 1594 was removed.

Cartographic sources: Pierre-Jean or perhaps Jean Pierre de Bompar who published a single sheet map of Provence in 1591, which is followed very closely by Ortelius (Meurer p. 117).

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