Title: ITALIA GALLICA, SIVE | GALLIA
CISALPINA. | "Ex conatibus Geographicis | Abrah. Ortelij. | Cum priuilegio
decennali, Imp. Belgicæ, et Brabantiæ. | Venerando Dño D. Francisco Superantio
pietate ac sanguine nobili, auctor | lubens merito donabat, dedicabatque".
[French Italy or France beyond the Alps, from the geographical efforts of
Abraham Ortelius, the author, with a ten year privilege from the emperor,
Belgium and Brabant, who has given it and dedicated it with pleasure to Mr.
Franciscus Superantius of Venice, pious and of noble descent.] (Cartouche
middle right:) "Electrides insulas ante Padum, a | priscis descriptas.
fabulosas facit Strabo". [The Electrides isles near Padum, described by
the ancients, are by Strabo considered to be fantasized.] (One cartouche in
middle top with 6 lines of placenames of uncertain location, one cartouche in
bottom right corner with two columns of 12 and 11 peoples of uncertain
Plate size: 347 x 470 mm.
Scale: 1 : 1,400,000.
Identification number: Ort 206 (Koeman/Meurer: 21P, Karrow: 1/179,
Theatrum editions and page number:
1590L4Addblank (100 copies printed) (identical in text and typesetting to 1592L
but here without page number; last line, left aligned: mo post initium belli
1591G4Addblank (75 copies printed) (last line, centred like 3 lines above it,
mostly in Gothic script: den samen aufffressen/etwas handelt.),
1592L10 (525 copies printed) (identical in text and typesetting to 1590L4Add,
but here with page number 10; last line, left aligned: mo post initium belli
1595LL (500 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: post initium belli
1601Lxix (200 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: mo post initium belli
1602G17 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 5 lines above it, in
Gothic script like the entire text: was handelt.),
1603L few xix, mostly xxj (300 copies printed) (text and pagenumber, but not
typesetting, identical with 1609/1612S/L; 11th line from the bottom begins
"Meticoni"; last line, left aligned: scripta anno centesimo post
initium belli Punici.),
1606Exix (300 copies printed) (last line first text page, cursive, full width:
"Mannicelo ad floutum Edem,ibi terminus stat. Inde flouio suso vorsum in
flouium Lemurim. Inde flouio Lemuri susum usque | ad" ; last line second
text page, left aligned: seemeth to haue been written about one hundred yeare
after the beginning of the Punick warre.),
1608/1612Ixxj (300 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: ò conseruata
Parche ella fosse intagliata cento anni dopo il cominciamneto della guerra
1609/1612Sxxj (text in Latin) = 1609/1612Lxxj (600 copies printed) (text and
page number, but not typesetting, identical with 1603L; 11th line from the
bottom begins: "uersieis"; last line, left aligned: scripta anno
centesimo post initium belli Punici.),
1624ParergonL/1641Sxxv (1025 copies printed) (last line second column first
text page, right aligned, in cursive script: "nis" ; last line second
text page second column, left aligned: tium belli Punici.).
States: 206.1: few road lines (see below).
206.2: The place name “Vobernum”was added west of lake Benacus.
206.3: in 1601, a number of lines representing Roman roads were added between
cities along the South coast, and the road name "Aurelia via
Antonino" appears along the road between Luna and Pisæ, bottom right.
number of copies printed: 3550.
sources: made by Ortelius on the basis
of ancient knowledge from Livius, Ausonius, Tacitus, Cato, Plinius, Polybius
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