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Description: Regni Bohemiae Descriptio;

Cartographer : Ortelius (1527-1598)

Stock number : 5257

Map number : Ort 101; (Koeman Atlantes Neerlandici III): 25

State number of plate: 1

Copy from edition: 1571 Latin; Page signature: 25

Estimated number of copies printed: 7550

Estimated number of loose copies in circulation: 140

Area displayed : Bohemia

Plate size : 335 x 507 mm;

Paper size : 433 x 572 mm;

Margins, left : 30 mm, right: 32 mm;

upper : 52 mm, lower: 45 mm;

Paper thickness and quality: very heavy and strong;

Paper color : off white;

Age of map color: old, original color;

Imperfections

margins : slight browning of left margin;

plate area : browning of left margin just extending into plate area;

verso : none;

Overall quality : /EXCELLENT

Title: REGNI | BOHEMIAE | DESCRIPTIO. [A depiction of the kingdom of Bohemia]. (Right of cartouche:) "Cum priuilegio." [With privilege]. (Cartouche lower right:) "Bohemiæ | longitudo | latitudoque penè par, nam rotundam faciem ex circu:|miacentibus montibus accepit, cuius diametrû tri:|um dierum itinere expedito absoluitur: quorû mon:|tium quæ ad Septemtrionalem plagã vergunt Sudetæ | appellantur, ardui sane ac præcipites, vbi Gabrita silua ingens | extenditur, qui montes cum aliis vnde Albis fl. se | proripit in coronam coeunt, quos vndique profundißima nemora latis:|simè occupant: Hercinia vniversa Bohemiam compræhêdit". [The length and width of Bohemia are almost the same, and it has a round appearance because of the surrounding mountains. Its diameter can be crossed in three days if there are no hindrances. From the mountains Northwards there are the Sudeten. They are steep mountains where the huge Gabritian forest extends itself. The mountains come together in the form of a wreath, together with those that are closer to the Danube, from which the river Elbe issues. Everything is covered by dense woods. The Hercynian forest thus covers all of Bohemia].

Plate size: 337 x 509 mm
Scale: 1 : 700,000
Identification number: Ort 101 (Koeman/Meurer: 25, Karrow: 1/35, vdKrogtAN: 2850:31).

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:
1570L(AC)25 (225 copies printed) (full stop after title triangle-shaped; last line, centred like three lines above it: hannis Crigingeri, Pragæ An.1568.ædita.),
1570L(B)25 (100 copies printed) (full stop after title round-shaped; last line, centred like five lines above it: An.1568.ædita.),
1571L25 (275 copies printed) (last line, centred like 2 lines above it, italic like the entire text: "Tabula Iohannis Crigingeri,Pragæ Ann".1568."ædita.",
1571/1573D25 350 copies printed) (last line, centred like three lines above it: uen Czechy,ende de duytschen heetense Niemecke.),
1572G25Koler(pasted over p.25 of a 1570L copy; few copies printed)(last line, left aligned, mainly in Gothic script: Prag dises Landes vornemeste und Hauptstatt beschriben. Dise Tabul hab ich auß Iohannes Crigingeri Mappa Anno 1568.zu Prag außgangen/genommen/und nachgerissen.),
1572/1573G25 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it: die Teutschen Niemecke.),
1572/1574F25 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like 2 lines above it: & les Alemans ilz appellent Niemecke.),
1573L(A)31 (40 copies printed) (first letter a of aliquot in the first of two lines above placenames above u in huius of the second line above the place names; last line: [italic:] "Litomierzitze", Leitmiritz. [italic:] "Iaromiertz", Iaromir. [Italic:] Moltam flu.Bohemi" Vlatwa "appellãt".),
1573L(B)31 (40 copies printed) (has the a of aliquot in the first of two lines above the placenames above the h of huius of the second line above the place names; last line: [italic:] "Litomierzitze", Leitmiritz. [italic:] "Iaromiertz", Iaromir. [Italic:] "Moltam flu.Bohemi" Vlatwa "appellãt".),
1574L31 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm; entire text above place names in non-cursive script; last line: Litomierzitze, [italic:] "Leitmiritz". [nonitalic:]Laromiertz, [italic:] "Iaromir. Moltam flu.Bohemi vltawa appellant"),
1575L31 (100 copies printed) (small page number, 7 mm; entire text above place names in cursive script; last line: Litomierzitze, [italic:] "Leitmiritz". [nonitalic:]Laromiertz, [italic:] "Iaromir. Moltam flu.Bohemi vltawa appellant"),
1579L(A)47 (250 copies printed) (last line, [italic:] "Litomierzitze", [nonitalic:] Leitmiritz. [italic:] "Laromiertz", [nonitalic:] Jaromir. Moltam fl. Bohemi [italic:] "Vltavva appellant". ; page number in the right corner under "appellant."),
1579L(B)47 (250 copies printed) (last line, [italic:] "Litomierzitze", [nonitalic:] Leitmiritz. [italic:] "Laromiertz", [nonitalic:] Jaromir. Moltam fl. Bohemi [italic:] "Vltavva appellant". ; page number 3/4 to the right under fl. Bohemi),
1580/1589G47 (350 copies printed) (last line above the announcement of a list of names, left aligned, in Gothic script: feitung haben wir auß der Tafel Johannis Crigingers/im Jar 1568.zu Prag außgangen/genommen.),
1581F47 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: pellent en leur language,Czechy;& les Alemans ilz appellent Niemecke.),
1584L53 (750 copies printed) (last line, [italic:] "Litomierzitze", [nonitalic:] Leitmiritz. [italic:] "Laromiertz", [nonitalic:] Jaromir. Moltam fl.Bohemi [italic:] "Vltavva appellant".),
1587F53 (250 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ilz appellent Niemecke.),
1588S53 (300 copies printed) (last line: Litomierzitze, [Gothic script] Leitmiritz. [normal script] Laromietz, [Gothic script] Jaromir.),
1592L57 (525 copies printed) (last line above series of place names in Bohemian and German, left aligned: tabula Ioannis Crigingeri, Pragæ anno 1568.edita.),
1595L60 (500 copies printed) (last line above series of place names in Bohemian and German, left aligned: tionem sumpsimus ex tabula Ioannis Crigingeri , Pragæ anno 1568. edita. ; last line, consisting of the bottom of 4 columns plus a line: (italic) "LitemierZitze", (gothic) Reitmiritz (italic) "Latemiertz", (gothic) Jacomiz. Moltam fl. Bohemi (italic) "Vltavva appellant".),
1598F62 (525 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ilz appellent Niemecke.),
1598/1610/1613D47 (100 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in Gothic script: oock verleent.),
1601L60 (200 copies printed) (last line above series of place names in Bohemian and German, left aligned: picam delineationem sumpsimus ex tabula Ioannis Crigingeri,Pragæ anno 1568.edita.),
1602G63 (250 copies printed) (last line above series of place names in Bohemian and German, left aligned, in Gothic script like most of the text: Reichs/sonderlich beschriben.Dise Contrafeitung haben wir aus der Tafel Johannis Crigingers/im Jar 1568.in Prag ausgangen/genommen.),
1602S63 (250 copies printed) (last line: Litomierzitze, [Gothic script] Leitmiritz. [normal script] Laromietz, [Gothic script] Jaromir.),
1603L63 (300 copies printed) (text, but not typesetting and page number identical to 1609/1612L; 2nd line from the top begins: Boiema: ea ; last line, in three double columns, first column: "Litemierzitze", Leitmiritz, second column: "Laromiertz", Iaromir. third column: Moltam fl Bohemi "vltavva" appellant.),
1606E60 (300 copies printed) (last line, in three double columns, first column: Litemierzitze, Leitmiritz second column: Laromiertz, Jaromir; third column: "Vltava".),
1608/1612I68 (300 copies printed) (last line, in three columns: "Litemierzitze" Leitmiritz second: "Laromiertz", Iaromir. third: Il fiume Molta,è nominata da Boemi "Vltawa".),
1609/1612L67 (300 copies printed) (text, but not typesetting/pagenumber identical with 1603L; 2nd line from the top begins: Boiema:ea ; last line, in three double columns, first column: "Litemierzitze", Leitmiritz, second column: "Laromiertz", Iaromir. third column: Moltam fl. Bohemi "vltavva" appellant.),
1609/1612/1641S66 (325 copies printed) (last line, in two columns: Litomierzitze, [cursive] "Leitmiritz". [noncursive] Laromiertz, [cursive] "Iaromix".).

Approximate number of copies printed: 8175.

States: 101.1 as described;
101.2: from 1592 onwards (or possibly earlier), the diagonal hachuring on the rightmost ornaments of the two bottom cartouches received superimposed on them horizontal and vertical hachuring, resulting in small squares consisting of horizontal and vertical lines. The diagonals underneath wore off.

Cartographic sources: Johann Criginger 1521-1571 (Karrow 22/2, p. 125-128, Meurer p. 132-133), as mentioned in the map text, who published his Bohemia map in Prague in 1568.
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