Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 90

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Title: THIETMAR:|SIAE, HOL:|SATICAE RE:|GIONIS PAR:|TIS TYPVS | "Auctore | Petro Boeckel." [A map of Thietmarsia, part of the region of Holsatica, by Peter Boeckel] - OLDENBVRG COMIT. [The duchy of Oldenburg]. (Bottom right:) "Laurentius Michaelis describ." [Depicted by Laurentius Michaelis].

Plate size: see below. Note that this sheet has two maps from two plates.

Identification number: Ort 90

Title 90A: ThietmarsiŠ

Scale: 1 : 200,000. Plate size: 306 x 195 mm

Identification number: Ort 90A = Ort 88a = Ort 89A (Koeman/Meurer: 22a, Karrow: 1/30, van der Krogt AN: 1680:31C).

States: 90A.2 only (see also Ort89A).

Cartographic sources: Peter Boekel abt. 1530-1599 (Meurer p. 115, Karrow 11/1 p. 81-82) made a map of Ditmarschen called "Beschribung vom landt zu Ditmers" in 1559 which was used by Ortelius.

Title 90B: Oldenburg

Scale: 1 : 300,000. Plate size: 342 x 241 mm

Identification number: Ort 90B (not in Koeman, Meurer 135VIIIb, not in Karrow, van der Krogt AN: 2320:31C).

States: 90B.1 only.

Cartographic sources: Laurens Michaelis' 1579 map of East Frisia, (see Hessels nr. 130), published as a single sheet by de Jode, and incorporated in the 1593 edition of his Speculum (Meurer p. 201-202).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1595L50 (500 copies printed) (last line, left-aligned: xonica historia.),
1598/1610/1613D41 (100 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in Gothic script: Amerlanders noemt.),
1598F52 see Ort89,
1601L50 (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Saxonica historia.),
1602S53 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: matum. Pero mucho mejor de todos d'ella escriue Dauid ChytrŠo, en su historia Saxonica.),
1603L53 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: penrodius, in suo Stemmatum libro. Sed optimŔ de ea Dauid ChytrŠus in sua Saxonica historia.),
1606E53 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: this County. But "Dauid ChytrŠus" hath written the best of any man on it, in his history of "Saxony".),
1608/1612I58 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: mente di lei tratta Dauid Chitreo nell'historia sua di Sassonia.),
1609/1612L57 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: suo Stemmatum libro.Sed optimŔ de ea Dauid ChytrŠus in sua Saxonica historia.),
1609/1612/1641S56 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: trŠo, en su historia Saxonica.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 2575.

Remarks: in 1595, this new plate Ort 90B of Oldenburg succeeds Ort 85b. This late plate has cursive capitals in "MONASTERIENS. EPISCOP." instead of straight ones.


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