Cartographica Neerlandica Topographical names for Ortelius Map No. 202


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C1, B1  Aldenwalt [Dignitary of Aldenwalt]
E3  Anton.Wierinx.fe. [Engraved by Anton Wierinx.]
D1  Aquisgranum [Dignitary of Aachen]
C1  Augusta [Dignitary of Augsburg]
A2  Bamberga [[Freeman from] Bamberg]
C2  Colonia [Freeman of Cologne]
D2  Constantia [Representatives of [the Metropolis of] Constanz]
A3 Jode.Exc. [designed by Gerard de Jode] [Removed between 1612 and 1624].
B2  Hagenoia [Freeman of Hagen]
A1  Limburgensis [Dignitary of Limburg]
E1  Lubecum [Dignitary of Lubeck]
D1  Metis [Dignitary of Metz]
D3  Nomina 4 Comitum et Militum Imperij,superius omi▀a,hic|legenda ponimus.|4 Comites Imperij.|Swartzŕburgŕsis,Clivensis,CiliŠ,et SabaudiŠ.|4 Milites Imperij.|Andelato,Meldingensis,Strongendoch,Frauwŕberg. (E3) [The names of the four dignitaries and soldiers that were omitted above we present here for reading: the four counts of the [Holy Roman] Empire are [those of] Schwartzenburg, Cleve, Cilia and Savoye. The four soldiers of the [Holy German] Empire are [those of] Andely, Meldingen, Strongendoch and Frauenberg.]
A3  Otho III SaxoniŠ Dux,Othonis II filius,a princibus Germanis,Imperator RomŠ dictus,a Gregorio V pontif.Max.consanguineo suo,(Bruno antea|Vocabatur) quem ille pontificem crearat,diadema imperiale accepit:Sed cum Saxoniam peteret Imperator,Gregorius pontifex,a Iohanne ponti:|Vrbe pellitur Quare Otto irarum plenus maximis cop s Italiam ingressus vi Romam capit.Crescentium consulem dissidy authorem cum suis c§pli.,|cibus punit,Gregoriumque pristinŠ dignitati restituit.Cum ver˛ consideraret sapientissimus CŠsar perpet¨o Šstuare Gallos et Italos,transfe|rende imperialis maiestatis cupiditate a Germanis,et inter Germanos quoque propter electionem nonnűquŃ dissensiones defuisse apud|suos Maiores:tulit cum Gregorio sanctionem vt in posterum sola authoritas eligendi Imperatoris,penes septem GermaniŠ principib.prima|rios remaneret:Erat tum Otto natus annos 28 et propter ingen  pr§ptitudinem miraculum mundi dictus:factum hoc asserunt Ao salutis nonagen|tesimo septuagesimo quarto:licet scriptores tempore multum varient,quod lectori manifestű erit ex lectione Historiarum.|De his|consule|Munster (B3) (C3). [Otto the Third, King of Saxony, son of Otto the Second, appointed as Emperor of Rome by the German electors, received from his relative, Pope Gregorius the Fifth, (who used to be called Bruno) and whom he had appointed as Pope, the Imperial Crown. But when the emperor visited Saxony, Pope Gregorius was expelled by Pope Iohannes from the city [of Rome]. For this reason Otto, who was quite enraged by this, conquered Rome by force after he had invaded Italy with numerous forces. Together with his allies, he punished the perpetrator of this discord, consul Crescentius, and re-instated Gregorius to his former dignity. Since this very prudent Emperor was aware that the French and Italians remained indecisive concerning the transfer of appointing Imperial Sovereignity to the Germans, and because there was much dissension among the Germans themselves in their Senate concerning this election, [Otto] together with Gregorius introduced a legal proposal which would lay the authority to choose and appoint a new Emperor into the hands of seven prominent Lords among the Princes in Germany, [forever] to remain there. Otto was 28 years old at that time, and because of his acuity of mind was regarded as a Wonder of the World. It is said that this happened in the year of our Saviour 974, although there is much difference of opinion among writers about the time when this took place, as can be observed easily when reading history books about them.]
A1  Quator Comites Impery. (B1) (C1) [Four dignitaries of the [Holy Roman] Empire.]
C1  Quator Metropoles Imper  (D1) (E1) [Four representatives of the [Holy Roman] Empire]
C1  Quator Milites Imper  (D1) (E1) [Four soldiers of the [Holy Roman] Empire.
C2  Quator Rustici Imper  (D2) (E2) [Four farmers of the [Holy Roman] Empire]
A2  Quator VillŠ Impery. (B2) (C2) [Four[representatives of] villages in the [Holy] Roman] Empire.]
A1  Quatuor Liberi impery. (B1) (C1) [Four freemen of the [Holy Roman] Empire].
D2  Ratisbona [Freeman of Regensburg]
E2  Saltzburg [Freeman of Salzburg]
B2  Selestadium [Freeman of Schlettstadt]
B1  Thusis [Dignitary of Thusis]
C2  Vlma [Freeman of Ulm]
B1  Westerburgensis [Dignitary of Westerberg]

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