Parmae et Placentiae Ducatus


Name of map     : Parmae et Placentiae Ducatus;

Cartographer    : Ortelius (1527-1598)/Vrients

Stock number    : 4123

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

State number of plate: 0

Copy from edition: 1612 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      : 434 x 545 mm;

Margins, left   : 27  mm,  right: 32  mm;

         upper  : 34  mm,  lower: 32  mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper   color   : white and freh;

Age of map colour: uncoloured;

Imperfections

     margins    : none;

     plate area : none;

     verso      : none;

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

This map represents a the first version of a preprint from the as yet unfinished plate. 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. In spite of the regular Latin text appearing at the back and the fact that this map was used in an atlas, we clearly have an example of a print from an as yet unfinished copper plate.

Price           : Euro  1900


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