Tabula Itineraria ex Illustri Peutingerorum

Name of map : Tabula Itineraria ex Illustri Peutingerorum

Bibliotheca; first of 8 segments only.

Cartographer : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number : 6066

Map number : 227 top half; (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 45P

State number of plate: 1

Copy from edition: 1624 Latin Parergon; Page signature: none

Area displayed : cartouche and first segment of Roman road map;

Plate size : 193 x 507 mm;

Paper size : 217 x 542 mm;

Margins, left : 9 mm, right: 11 mm;

upper : 18 mm, lower: 5 mm;

Paper thickness and quality: heavy and strong;

Paper color : white and fresh;

Age of map color: uncolored;



margins : none;

plate area : none;

verso : none;

Overall quality :

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Price : Euro 450

This plate was engraved in 1598 and a separate publication of the 4 maps only was printed shortly after Ortelius'death, of which very few copies have survived. In 1618, Bertius bought a limited number of offprints of these maps as well as other Parergon maps. He introduced new headings along the top of each strip and reduced Ortelius'text which covered all four the backsides of the maps to text on verso of the first sheet only. The Bertius version is the first appearance of these four maps in an atlas. Most copies of these maps derive from the 1624 Latin Parergon, which is the only Parergon printed separately, and the only atlas edition by Ortelius/Vrients in which these maps occur, as is also the case here.

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