Cartographica Neerlandica Background for Ortelius Map No. 94


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Title: MANSFEL:|DIAE COMI:|TATVS DE:|SCRIPTIO. "auctore | Tilemanno Stella sig." [A depiction of the duchy of Mansfeld drawn by Tilemann Stella] (Left bottom corner:) "Franc: | Hogenb: | ex vero | sculpsit [Engraved after nature by Franciscus Hogenberg]

Plate size: 372 x 432 mm
Scale: 1 : 175,000
Identification number: Ort 94 (Koeman/Meurer: 58, Karrow: 1/82, van der Krogt AN: 2150:31).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1573D1Add/1573D24A (150 copies printed) (last line, centred like four lines above it: antiquiteiten,beghinselen ende historien.),
1573L1Add24.A. (100 copies printed) (identical to 1573L(A) copies, but with different page number; last line, full width: fodinŠ.&c.describŕtur ;additis earundŕ antiquitatibus,originibus,& historiis.),
1573L(A)28 (40 copies printed) (identical to 1573L1Add except for page number; last line, full width: fodinŠ.&c.describŕtur ;additis earundŕ antiquitatibus,originibus,& historiis.);
1573L(B), (40 copies printed) (different from 1573L1Add and version A: last line, centred like 2 lines above it: antiquitatibus,originibus,& historijs.),
1573G1Add/1573G24.A. (150 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it: len beschrieben vverden.),
1574F1Add/1574F24A (125 copies printed) (last line, centred like 8 lines above it: antiquitez, origines & histoires.),
1574L28 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm; 15th line from the top begins: bergensem, Dominum ; last line, full width: fodinŠ.&c.describentur;additis earundem antiquitatibus,originibus,& historiis.),
1575L28 (100 copies printed) (small page number, 7 mm; 15th line from the top begins: bergensem, Dominum ; last line, full width: fodinŠ.&c.describŕtur;additis earundem antiquitatibus,originibus,& historiis.),
1579L(A)42 (250 copies printed) (15th line from the top begins: bergensem,Dominum ; last line, full width: fodinŠ.&c.describetur;additis earunde antiquitatibus,originibus,&historiis.),
1579L(B)42 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: tibus,originibus,&historijs.),
1580/1589G42 or blank (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: sein.),
1581F42 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: tez,origines & histoires.),
1584L48 (750 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: antiquitatibus,originibus,& historiis.),
1587F48 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: scrites ; ensemble leurs antiquitez, origines & histoires.),
1588S48 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: a˝adidas sus antiguedades, origines y historias.),
1592L50 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: tatibus, originibus & historiis.),
1595L53 (500 copies printed) (5th line from the bottom ends: hu- ; last line, left aligned: tiquitatibus,originibus&historiis.),
1598F55 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: scrites;ensemble leurs antiquitez, origines & histoires.),
1601L53 (200 copies printed) (5th line from the bottom ends: massam ; last line, left aligned: tiquitatibus , originibus & historiis.),
1602S56 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: dades,origines y historias.),
1602G55 or blank (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it, in Gothic script like the entire text: und beschiben sein.),
1603L56 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: antiquitatibus,originibus & historiis.),
1606E55Â (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: Antiquities,Records, Pedigrees, and such other historicall matters of the same.),
1608/1612I61 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: aggiungendoui l'antichita loro , l'origini , & l'histoirie.),
1609/1612L60 (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: dem antiquitatibus,originibus & historiis.),
1609/1612/164159 (325 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: a˝adidas, sus antiguedades,origines y historias.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 7200.

States: 94.1 as described above.
94.2: from 1587F onwards, "ex vero" after Franc. Hogenb. has been removed.
94.3: from 1641S newly engraved border with scale numbers but without further topological changes.

Cartographic sources: Stella 1561, reworked by Mellinger 1571 (Meurer p. 246, 151, 193, Karrow 72/7.2 p. 505-506, 55/2 p. 372).

Remarks: Brandmair calls this map a masterpiece of accuracy.

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