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Title: THIETMAR:|SIAE, HOL:|SATICAE RE:|GIONIS PAR:|TIS TYPVS | "Auctore | Petro Boeckel". [A map of Dittmarschen, a part of the Holsatian region by Petrus Boeckel] - "PRVSSIAE DESCRIPTIO | ante aliquot annos ab Henrico Zellio edita, | ab eoq[ue] D. Ioanni Clur. ciui Gedanensi Ded:" [A map of Prussia, edited some years ago by Henricus Zellius and dedicated by him to Mr. Ioannes Clur. citizen of Gdansk]. (Lower right:) "Cum priuilegio." [With privilege].

Plate size: 306 x 435 mm. Two maps on one plate.

Identification number: Ort 88.

Title 88a: ThietmarsiŠ

Scale: 1 : 200,000. Plate size: 306 x 195 mm.

Identification number: Ort 88a (Koeman|Meurer: 22a, Karrow 1/30, van der Krogt AN: 1680:31A).

States: 88a.1 only.

Cartographic sources: Peter Boekel abt. 1530-1599 (Meurer p. 115, Karrow 11/1 p. 81-82) made a map of Ditmarschen called "Beschribung vom landt zu Ditmers" in 1559 which was used by Ortelius.

Title 88b: PrussiŠ

Scale: 1 : 1,700,000. Plate size: 306 x 195 mm.

Identification number: Ort 88b (Koeman/Meurer: 22b, Karrow 1/31, van der Krogt AN: 1720:31A).

States: 88b.1 only.

Cartographic sources: Heinrich Zell 1518-1564 (Meurer p. 271-272, Karrow 84/2.3 p. 594-599)

Occurrence in Theatrum editions and page number:

1570L(AC)22 (225 copies printed) (titles THIETMARSIA and PRVSSIA both not followed by a dot. Last line, centred like one line above it: ab aliis Germanis Augstein dictum, colligitur.),
1570L(B)22 (100 copies printed) (titles THIETMARSIA and PRVSSIA both followed by a dot. Last line, centred like one line above it: ab aliis Germanis Augstein dictum, colligitur.),
1571L22 (275 copies printed) (titles THIETMARSIA and PRVSSIA both followed by a dot. Last line, centred like one line above it: ab aliis Germanis Augstein dictum, colligitur.),
1571/1573D22 (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like two lines above it: contreyen oock gheleghen.),
1572G22Koler (pasted over p.22 of a 1570L edition; few copies printed) (last line, left aligned, mainly in Gothic script: den Antiquiteten in Preussen. Am Ufer dises Landes fandet man das Succinum, welchs die Alten Glessum, die Inwoner Pirnsteyn/andere Teutsche Augsteyn nennen.),
1572/1573G22 (225 copies printed) (last line, cursive like the entire Prussia text, centred: "dergleiche ernente Stett,in anderen gelegenthaiten auch gelegen".),
1572/1574F22 (225 copies printed) (last line, centred like one line above it: de semblables noms, aussi situÚes en autres endroits du Monde.),
1573L(A)26 (40 copies printed) (last line, centred like one line above it: ab aliis Germanis Augstein dictum, colligitur. ; 13th line from the top ends: insolen ; title Thietmarsia followed by a full stop.),
1573L(B)26 (40 copies printed) (last line, centred like one line above it: ab aliis Germanis Augstein dictum, colligitur. 13th line from the top ends: insolen- ; title followed by a full stop.),
1574L26 (175 copies printed) (large page number, 11 mm; 13th line from the top ends with: insolen ; last line, centred like the line above it: ab aliis Germanis Augstein dictum,colligitur. ; title Thietmarsia followed by a full stop.),
1575L26 (100 copies printed) (small page number, 7 mm; : 13th line from the top ends with: insolen- ; last line, centred like the line above it: ab aliis Germanis Augstein dictum,colligitur. ; title Thietmarsia followed by full stop.),
1579L(A)39 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 1 line above it: ab aliis Germanis AUGSTEIN dictum,colligitur. ; third line from the bottom, left aligned: tatibus in libros duos.),
1579L(B)39 (250 copies printed) (last line, centred like 1 line above it: ab aliis Germanis AUGSTEIN dictum,colligitur. ; third line from the bottom, left aligned: Schonerum.),
1580/1589G39 (350 copies printed) (last line, centred like 4 lines above it, mostly in Gothic script: stein genennet wirt.),
1581F39 (400 copies printed) (last line, left aligned: les de semblables noms, aussi situÚes en autres endroicts du Monde.).

Approximate number of copies printed: 3000 for the two-map plate 88. Another 3450 of half sheet plate 88a becomes 88A=89A=90A in combination with first 89B RugiŠ (from 1584 to 1598), later with 90B, Oldenburg (from 1598 to 1641).

Remarks: Ort 88a = from 1584 onwards Ort 89A, occurs then with Ort 89B RugiŠ (which is a separate half sheet plate). In 1592L, plate 89A still includes a connecting line of 45 mm at the bottom and top. However, in 1598F plate Ort 88A has been trimmed to the engraved area only. After 1595 or 1598, Ort 90A (= Ort88A = Ort 89A) is paired with Oldenburg, plate Ort 90B. Plate Ort 88b is replaced by full sheet plate Ort 156 PrussiŠ in 1584.

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