|Title||Scotiae Tabula |
|Detailed view (zoom)||http://content.lib.washington.edu/mapsweb/images/Viewer/G5770_1573_O7.html |
|Cartographer||Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598|
|Century Published||16th century|
|Publication Date||1573 |
|Original Source||"Theatrum Orbis Terrarum." Ortelius, Abraham. 1580. |
|Descriptive Notes||Copper engraving handcolored with watercolor.|
Relief shown pictorially.
North oriented to the right.
Printed in upper right corner in cartouche:
Printed in upper left corner is a scale showing Scottish miles.
Printed on verso is a description of Scotland in German labeled in top right and bottom right corners as plate 9:
"Schottlandt. Schottlandt ist gegen Ridergang ein…"
Printed next to Loch Lomond:
"Lacus Lmond, magnis tempestatibus obnoxious est, et in eo pisces pinnis carrent."
Printed in "Hiberniae" is a key to Loch Lomond:
"1.Horryn 2 Morayn 3.Brekwel 4.Wag 5.Roody 6.Brake."
Depicts Scotland showing the tip of England to the south and "Hiberniae" to the southwest. Shows pictorial cities, mountains, forests, rivers and lakes. Of note, depicts Loch Lomond and Loch Ness. Includes an illustration of a ship at sea above the "Isles of Orknay"and a sea monster to the left of the cartouche. A lion's head adorns the title cartouche.
|Contextual Notes||Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) was a cartographer and publisher. He set up a business as a book dealer and map painter in Antwerp. He traveled a great deal, making his business successful by developing a large network of contacts around Europe. In 1564 he published a world map in eight sheets, marking the start of a long career in map publishing (Moreland and Bannister, 98). In 1570, Ortelius published the "first modern uniform atlas" the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (1570) (Tooley, 476). Having combined a large collection of maps from various European cartographers, he had them engraved to a standard size (Moreland and Bannister, 98). Multiple editions of this highly successful and influential atlas were published in many languages up to 1612. Of note, Ortelius credited other cartographers. Ortelius's other works include: "Egypt" (1565), "Asia" (1567), "Spain" (1570) and "Roman Empire" (1571) (Tooley, 476).|
This map was published in Ortelius's "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" in a German version in 1580 (Koeman, 44-5, Ort 16A).
Source(s): Koeman, Cornelius, ed. "Alantes Neerlandici: Bibliography of Terrestrial, Maritime, and Celestial Books, Atlases and Pilot Books Published in the Netherlands up to 1880. Volume 3." Amsterdam: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd., 1970.
Moreland, Carl and David Bannister. "Antique Maps: A Collector's Handbook." New York: Longman Group, Ltd., 1983.
Tooley, Ronald Vere. "Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers." Hertfordshire: Map Collector Publications Limited, 1979.
|Subjects (LCSH)||Scotland-Maps-Early works to 1800 |
|Digital Collection||World and Regional Maps, 16th to the 19th centuries|
|Digital ID Number||MAP155 |
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division.|
|Repository Collection||Rare Map Collection. G5770 1573 O7 (map uncataloged) |
|Physical Description||36 x 47 cm. |
|Condition||Small piece missing from left edge. Has binder's guard. Has German text describing Scotland printed on verso. Some color has bled through to verso. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original map at 600 dpi in TIFF format, resized and enhanced at 400 ppi using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using ContentDM's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2008. |
|References||Koeman, 45, Ort 16A. |