Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 51


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Title: BVRGVNDIAE COMITATVS | RECENTISS. DESCRIPTIO | Do Ferdinando Lannoyo auctore [A most recent representationt of the county of Burgundy by Ferdinand de Lannoy]. "Cum Priuilegio." 1579. [With a privilege 1579]. (Middle top:) "Iougne. Hic vectigal exigi:|tur, rerum, qu alio exportatur". [Jougne. Here taxes are levied for goods that are exported to other places.]

Plate size: 366 x 506 mm
Scale: 1 : 350,000
Identification number: Ort 51 (Koeman/Meurer: 78, Karrow: 1/113, van der Krogt AN: 4880:31A).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1579/1580L2Add16A (250 copies printed) (8th line from the bottom ends: Imperialis, ; last line, left aligned: stis & recentioribus locorum vocabulis.frustra autem hactenus eum expectamus.),
1579L(A)23 (250 copies printed) (8th line from the bottom ends: Imperialis, ; last line, left aligned: stis & recentioribus locorum vocabulis. frustra autem hactenus eum expectamus.),
1579L(B)23 (250 copies printed) (8th line from the bottom ends: Imperia- ; last line, left aligned: stis&recentioribus locorum vocabulis. frustra autem hactenus eum expectamus.),
1580G2Add16A (50 copies printed), and some 1580/1589G23 (200 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in Gothic script: darauff),
1581F23 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ques present.),
1584L27 (750 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ctenus eum expectamus.),
1587F27 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: des lieux anciens & modernes . Mais c'est pour neant qu'auons attendu iusques present.),
1588S27 (few copies printed, no data.),
1592L29 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: autem hactenus eum expectamus.),
1595L31 (500 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: liare volumen Ludouicus Gollusius, Gallica lingua.),
1598F32 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: noms des lieux anciens & modernes.Mais cest pour neant qu'auons attendu iusques present.),
1601L31 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: & peculiare volumen Ludouicus Gollusius , Gallica lingua.),
1602G34 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: darauff.),
1606E34 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: concerning this Countie in French, a great and peculiar volume.),
1608/1612I37 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: cese vn grosso volume ha publicato di questo Contado.),
1609/1612L36 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Comitatu ingens & peculiare volumen Ludouicus Gollusius,Gallica lingua.).
few if any 1609/1612/1641S36 (25 copies printed?),
See also plate 52, 53ab and 54.

Approximate number of copies printed: 5300.

States: 51.1 as described.
51.2: from the 1598F edition onwards, LOTHARINGIAE PARS. was extended with SVPERIOR.
SABAVDIAE PARS. was extended with INFERIOR FEDOLANA.

Cartographic sources: Ferdinand de Lannoy made a map of Burgundy in 1563 for which he obtained a privilege, but which was subsequently suppressed by the Spaniards for political reasons. Ortelius was familiar with this map as early as 1570 (Karrow 48/2.1, p. 332-333, Meurer p. 180).

Remarks: Ortelius designed 4 maps of Burgundy, of which this is the first. This plate shows some complementary distribution with Ort52 over the various Theatrum editions, though this Ort51 was by far the one that occurs most frequently. They also share the text.

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