Parmae et Placentiae Ducatus

Name of map     : Parmae et Placentiae Ducatus;

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)/Vrients

Stock number    : 3795

Map number      : Ort 132; (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 156

State number of plate: 0

Copy from edition: 1609 Latin; Page signature: 91;

Estimated number of copies printed: 1050

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 17

Area displayed  : Parma, Cremona, Piazenza and surroundings;

Plate size      : 364 x 480 mm;

Paper size      : 449 x 542 mm;

Margins, left   : 26  mm,  right: 29  mm;

         upper  : 34  mm,  lower: 48  mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   : white and fresh;

Age of map colour: old color, mostly in outline;


     margins    : none;

     plate area : none;

     verso      : none;

Overall quality :perfect/excellent/very good/good/fair/mediocre/poor

This map represents a preprint from the as yet unfinished plate. The upper left corner, which later is to contain a cartouche with a scale with 20 Miliaria Italica is as yet empty. A river leading from this area into the Po has only faintly been engraved as a thin line. Later, it is to be a firm double line.

The lower left of the plate is also empty. As in the left top, rivers and particularly mountains only appear in thin outline and in much smaller number than later on regular prints. We clearly have an example of a print from an as yet unfinished copper plate.

Price           :   Euro 1950

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