Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 80


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Title: "Oost ende West | Vrieslandts beschrijvinghe". | VTRIVSQVE | FRISIORVM RE:|GIONIS NOVISS: | DESCRIPTIO. | "1568". [Depiction of East and West Friesland, a very recent representation of the region of both Frisians, 1568].

Plate size: 343 x 508 mm
Scale: 1 : 400,000
Identification number: Ort 80 (Koeman/Meurer: 20, Karrow: 1/28, van der Krogt AN: 3900:31)

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1570L(AC)20 (225 copies printed) (title in italic script; fifth line from bottom ends: capie-; last line, centred like one line above it: descriptionem GermaniŠ inferioris.),
1570L(B)20 (100 copies printed) (title not in italic script; fifth line from the bottom ends: proprias ; last line, centred like one line above it: descriptionem GermaniŠ inferioris.),
1571L20 (275 copies printed) (fifth line from bottom ends: propria sua; last line, centred like one line above it: descriptionem GermaniŠ inferioris.),
1571/1573D20 (350 copies printed) (last line, in Gothic script, centred like 3 lines above it: veel kercken ghecomen.),
1572/1573G20 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it: gekhomen seind.),
1572/1574F20 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred and italic like 3 lines above it: "aduenu,qu'il y a tant d'Eglises".),
1572G20Koler (pasted over p.20 of a 1570L edition; few copies printed)(last line, left aligned, in Gothic script except for 1 name: weitleufftigers von disen Landen zuwissen begert/ der lese Ludouici Guicciardini Beschreibung des Niderlandes.),
1573L(AB)24 (75 copies printed) (last line, centred like one line above it: ciardini descriptionem GermaniŠ inferioris.),
1574L24 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm; title followed by a small round dot; 3rd line from the bottom ends: cognitio- ; last line, centred like the three lines above it: ptionem GermaniŠ inferioris.),
1575L24 (100 copies printed) (small page number, 7 mm; title followed by a heavy diamond-shaped dot; 3rd line from the bottom ends: cognitio ; last line, centred like the three lines above it: ptionem GermaniŠ inferioris.),
1579L(A)35 (250 copies printed) (last line: men vernaculű Raboudt deriuatum? quo vulg˛ hominem nequŃ& perditum notamus. ; F of title above si of antiquissimam in first text line.),
1579L(B)35 (250 copies printed) (last line: men vernaculű RABOUDT deriuatum?quo vulg˛ hominem nequŃ& perditum notamus. ; F of title above first m of antiquissimam in first text line.),
1580/1589G35 (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like two lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: entsprungen sein.),
1581F35 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: baut;pour sa meschancetÚ.),
1584L41 (750 copies printed) (last line, full width: vernaculum RABOUDT deriuatum?quo vulg˛ hominem nequam & perditum notamus.),
1587F41 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: mot Ribaut; pour sa meschancetÚ.),
1588S41 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: por el qual significan vn hombre malo y perdido.),
1592L43 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Petrus Frisius.),
1595L mostly 45 or sometimes 43 (500 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: fridus Petrus Frisius.),
1598F48 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: le mot Ribaut; pour sa meschancetÚ.),
1598/1610/1613D37 (100 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it: te comen,soude niet ongerijmt schynen.), 1598F48 (last line, left aligned: le mot Ribaut;pour sa meschancetÚ.),
1601L45 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Frisius Gretensis.),
1602G48 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: entsprungen sein.),
1602S48 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Pero lo mas doctamente escriuio Vbbo Emmio Frisone Gretense.),
1603blank (Vri1) no text or page number,
1603L48 (300 copies printed) (last line, full width: Frisius,& Cornelius Kempius,aliique.Omnium autem doctissimŔ Vbbo Emmius Frisius Gretensis.),
1606E48 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: thers haue done the like: But "Vbbo Emmius Frisius Gretensis" of all hath done the same most learnedly.),
1608/1612I53 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: doctrina Vbbone Emmio Frisone Gretense.),
1609/1612L52 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Frisius Gretensis.),
1609/1612/1641S51 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Kempio y otros.Pero lo mas doctamente escriuio Vbbo Emmio Frisone Gretense.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 8175.

States: 80.1 above.
80.2: in 1584, hachuring along coast lines and banks of lakes extended from 3 to 5 mm.
80.3: from 1595L onwards, stippling around the lettering of "OCEANI GERMANICI PARS" along the top.
80.4: new date, 1603, occurs in some 1603 Latin editions, all copies of Vrients' Low Countries atlas of 1603, but not in 1606E.
80.5: new date, 1605, occurs from 1608/1612I onwards; two placenames have been added: "Die Bertaignsche heyde" and "Boerentange". I found a copy dated 1605 with the text of 1602S, probably a left over text plate on which the map was later printed, viz. in 1609 for the 1609/1612S edition.
80.6: date has been removed altogether; occurs in post-1612 editions with Spanish text.

Cartographic sources: Jacob van Deventer, abt. 1500-1575 (Meurer p. 139, Karrow 25/8, p. 142-158).

References: H.A.M. van der Heijden "Ortelius and the Netherlands", p. 271-290 in: M. van den Broecke, P. van der Krogt and P. Meurer (eds.) "Abraham Ortelius and the First Atlas", HES Publishers, 1998

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