Cartographica Neerlandica Topographical names for Ortelius Map No. 233


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A3  Ab.Ortelius evulgabat.1591. [Abraham Ortelius published [this] in 1591.]

Countries, Regions, Provinces, Areas, Tribes, Polders, Woods

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A1  Alpedrete
A1  Collado Villalua
C1  Colmenarejo
C1  Fresneda [moved downwards in C1 in 1624]
B1  Galapagar [moved to C1 in 1624]
C1  Las Rosas
E1  Molino
A1  Monesterio
E1  Nauala Gamella
E1  Naualcarnero
D1  Odon
E1  Peralejo
C1  Torre de Lodones
B1  Torre del Pardo [moved to C1 in 1624]
D1  Val de morillo


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A3  AD PHILIPPVM II.HISPANIA:|RVM ETC.REGEM CATHOLICVM.|Michaelis vander Hagen Antverpij carmen.|Cęsareas moles,atque alta palatia Regum|Ne posthac Latium,aut Gręcia iac et ouans;|Pyramides,et aqua ductus,mira Amphitheatra,|Et Circos veteres Inclyta Roma premat;|Prisca fides sileat vasti. Miracula Mundi;Nam faciunt nostra ad secula,prisca nihil;|Vnus enim Hesperię Rex Maximus ille Philippus|Miracla exuperans omnia condit opus;|Non opus;ad Molem.qualem neque tota vetustas|Vidit:et hęc ętas non habitura parem.|Nempe Duces olim parti monimenta triumphi|Victi erexerant ambitione mala;|Atque trophęa Dijs posuerint capta profanis,|Aut operis magni in secla perenne decus;|Relligionis Apostolicę verum unicus ille|Defensor,voti Rex memor usque pij.|Sancti operis dudum ęternos molitur honores;|Quo maius nihil hic Maximus Orbis habet.|Is Collegium enim Augustum,et Regale dicauit.|Laurenti,sacrum,tempus in omne,tibis;|Cui certo numero pręsunt Hieronymiani:|O felix Ordo;ō corda sacrata Deo.|Non est hīc aliud nisi Magni Sponsa,Tonantis;|Maiestate Dei terriblisque locus;Est vbi Maiestas,et Magnificentia Regis|Prodiga,inexhaustas et bene fundit opes.|Regia sic summi est ibi Principis,atque supremij|Numinis,ō qualis gloria?quale decus?|Quis gazas?quis splendorem fando explicet omnem?|Angustum ingenium est,linguaque nostra nimis.|Quis verņ Regi par,atque secundus Ibero?|Miraclum Mundi solus et ille facit.|Macte animis;porro tua tanta potentia crescat;|O Heros populi Invicte Philippe tuj.|Euge autem ō felix Hispania,et euge Madrida;|Quę nisi tam Magno haud.Pręside tanta fores. (B3) (D3) (E3). [For Philip the Second, catholic ruler of both Spanish provinces, etc. A laudatory poem by Michael vander Hagen of Antwerp. Let Latium or Greece no longer boast in jubilation about imperial buildings and high royal palaces; let ancient Rome hide its pyramids and aquaducts, its marvellous amphitheatres and ancient circusses, let the ancient Christian belief be silent about the wonders of the whole wide world; for now in our days, they make what they did not make before, for there is one person in particular, the greatest ruler of the west, that famous Philip, who excels above all wonders, and who erected a building of colossal size. Something similar was never seen in antiquity, and in our time it will be without a peer. Of course, rulers also erected memorials in the past, in triumph because of a battle won in questionable ambition, and they dedicated spoils they won in victory to heathen deities, or to commemorate until eternity their martial deeds; but the unique defender of apostolical religion, the king, steadfast in his pious yearnings, now with this building finally achieves perceptual homage; in comparison with which this great globe has nothing more impressive to offer. For he dedicated this imperial and royal college to you, Laurentius, as a sanctuary for ever; and a number of Hieronymites will lead it. O blessed order, o hearts consecrated to God. Here is no one else but the bride of the Great Thunderer [the holy virgin Mary]. This is the abode of the grandeur of a fearsome God. This is the place where greatness of our generous highness the king distributes his inexhaustible bounties. This is how the palace of the mightiest ruler and highest majesty came into being. O what glory? What honour? Who can fathom its riches? Whoever would be able to find words for its splendour? The creative mind and our own language have their limitations. Who can match the king, and Spain? For he is the only one to build a wonder of the world. Honour him with all your heart, and may your great power continue to grow. O, invincible Philip, hero of our people, bravo! O, blessed Spain, bravo. Madrid would not be of the stature it has now without such a leader.]

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