Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 93


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Title: SAXONIAE | MISNAE,THV:|RINGIAE, NOVA | EXACTISSIMAQ[VE]| DESCRIPTIO. "Cum Priuilegio" [A new and most exact depiction of Sachsen, Meissen and ThŘringen. With Privilege].

Plate size: 345 x 503 mm
Scale: 1 : 900,000
Identification number: Ort 93 (Koeman/Meurer: 23, Karrow: 1/32, van der Krogt AN: 2100:31).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:
1570L(AC)23 (225 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: quŠ PragŠ excusa est Anno.1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.),
1570L(B)23 (100 copies printed) (last line, full width: gingeri,quŠ PragŠ excusa est Anno.1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.),
1571L23 (275 copies printed) (last line, centred: geri,quŠ PragŠ excusa est Anno.1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.; there is also a text variant with page number 23 deriving from a 1570 or 1571 Latin edition, centred like one line above it: est Anno.1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.),
1571/1573D23 (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like two lines above it: opvvaerts gheleghen.),
1572/1574F23 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: qui demeurent plus haut.),
1572G23 (pasted over p.23 of a 1570L edition; few copies printed)(last line, left aligned, in Gothic script except for the first two words: Opero inferirt und verleibet.),
1572/1573G23 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: dan die Teutschen so h÷her gelegen.),
1573L(A)27 (40 copies printed) (last line centred like one line above it: Crigingeri,quŠ PragŠ excusa est A.1568. huic nostro operi inseruimus.;
1573L(B)27 (40 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it: An.1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.),
1574L27 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm; entire text in non-cursive script; last line, centred like the line above it: Crigingeri,quŠ PragŠ excusa est An.1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.),
1575L27 (100 copies printed) (small page number, 7 mm; entire text in cursive script; last line, centred like the line above it: "Crigingeri,quŠ PragŠ excusa est An."1568."huic nostro operi inseruimus".),
1579L(A)41 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 2 lines above it: cusa est anno 1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus. ; line 8 from the top ends: Imperatorum),
1579L(B)41 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 2 lines above it: cusa est anno 1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus. ; line 8 from the top ends: imperatorum),
1580/1589G41 (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it, in Gothic script: zu Prag au▀gangen/disem unserm Werck einverleibt.),
1581F41 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: les Allemans qui demeurent plus haut.),
1584L47 (750 copies printed) (last line, centred like two lines above it: cusa est anno 1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.),
1587F47 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: les Allemans qui demeurent plus haut.),
1588S47 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: da de la tabla Geographica de Ioan Crigingero, que fue estampada en Praga el a˝o de 1568.),
1592L49 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ri,quŠ PragŠ excusa est anno 1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.),
1595L52 (500 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: phica Ioannis Crigingeri,quŠ PragŠ excusa est anno 1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.),
1598F54 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: les Allemans qui demeurent plus haut.),
1598/1610/1613D43 (100 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it, in cursive script: "reviere Nissa loopt door het Landt".),
1601L52 (200 copies printed) (16th line from the bottom ends: locorum ; last line, left aligned: nis Crigingeri, quŠ PragŠ excusa est anno 1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.),
1602G54 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: einverleibt.),
1602S55 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: en Praga el a˝o de 1568.),
1603L55 (300 copies printed) (text, but not typesetting identical to 1609/1612L; 16th line from the top ends: quo- ; last line, left aligned: nis Crigingeri, quŠ PragŠ excusa est anno 1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.),
1606E55 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: imprinted at "Prage" in "Bohemia" in the yeare of Christ 1568.we haue adioined to this our worke.),
1608/1612I60 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned, in cursive script like the entire text: "in Praga."),
1609/1612L59 (300 copies printed) (text, but not typesetting identical to 1603L; 16th line from the top ends: Tabula ; last line, left aligned: nis Crigingeri,PragŠ excusa est anno 1568.huic nostro operi inseruimus.),
1609/1612/1641S58 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: gingero,que fue estampada en Prago el a˝o de 1568.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 8175.

States: 93.1 as described;
93.2: around 1587, the scale blocks surrounding the map received horizontal hachuring on top of the diagonal hachuring from lower left to upper right.

Cartographic sources: Johann Criginger 1521-1571 (Karrow 22/1, p. 125-128, Meurer p. 132-133)

Remarks: in spite of criticism of this map by Hiob von Magdeburg in a letter to Ortelius as early as 1574 (Hessels letter 110), this map remained unchanged through all editions of the Theatrum.

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