Maps: 1570 - 1593
1570 Sebastian Munster:
"...dem Preuffen," from
"Das Dritte Buch,"
"Cosmographia." 8 x13
inches.
1570 Sebastian Munster:
"Vondem königreich
Poland." A page from a
German-language
edition of the miniature
atlas "Cosmographia"
From
Albion Prints, UK
c. 1573-74 Jan (Joanne) Portant  (Portantio): "LIVONIAE NOVA DESCRIPTIO, Joanne Portantio, auctore," Antwerp,
printed as one of three maps on a sheet, in four versions. Portant was an astronomer, mathematician, and
geographer, and his original map, created c1571, was later used by
Ortelius and by de Jode in 1584 and after.
1570
www.jpmaps.com
1571
1573
1574
AK-12.
1575
1572
www.raremaps.com
1576
1572
www.swaen.com
Univ. of Tartu, Estonia:
http://dspace.utlib.ee/
1572
jremington1 on eBay
1570
www.raremaps.com
1575
www.oshermaps.org
1572
www.sanderusmaps.com
1570
www.davidrumsey.com
1570 [dated] Andreas
Pograbius
(Andrzej
Pograbski) (physician/
cartographer)
: "Partis
Sarmatiae Europae..,"
Venice, 47.3 x 69 cm.
This plate was used by
Ortelius from 1595
onwards.
From National
Library of Finland:
http://www.doria.fi/
National Library of Finland:
http://www.doria.fi/
Univ. of Tartu, Estonia:
http://dspace.utlib.ee/
Univ. of Tartu, Estonia:  
http://dspace.utlib.ee/
1570 Abraham
Ortelius - Frans
Hogenberg
(engraver) - van
Diest
(publisher):
"Prvssiae..," Ant-
werp, from the
firstedition of the
first atlas of the
world: "Theatrum
Orbis Terrarum."
From
www.davidrumsey.com
1570 [dated] Vaclovas
Grodeckis:  "Poloniae,
Litvaniae, Rvssiae,
Prvssiae, Masoviae et
Scepvsij chorographia,"
Basel, 63 x 79 cm, in a
second edition.
From
Harvard Map Collection:
http://vc.lib.harvard.edu
1570-92: "POLONIAE finitimarumque locorum descriptio. Auctore Wenceslao Godreccio Polono." (A depiction of Poland, its borders and places)
Vaclovas Grodeckis (original mapmaker, in 1558) - Abraham Ortelius (geographer/publisher): "POLONIAE finitimarumque locorum descriptio, Auctore Wenceslao Godreccio, Polono,” (A depiction of Poland, its borders
and places)
from "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," initially published 1570 in Antwerp at 19.5 x 14.5 inches / 38 x 50.5 cm., but later published in many different sizes, and acknowledged as the first atlas. The 1592
Swaen and The Maphouse maps have Latin text on verso, a State Four. According to van den Broecke "in 1587, the Silesian town Pitzen has been added, on the upper Prosna River, located on Polish territory.
1579
www.sanderusmaps.com
1579
www.alteagallery.com
1579
Wroblewski Library of the
Lithuanian Academy of
Sciences: elibrary.mab.lt/
1580
www.alexandremaps.com
1580
1581
www.raremaps.com
1581
www.raremaps.com
1581
www.raremaps
1584
www.raremaps.com
1584
www.swaen.com
1584
www.vintagemaps.com
1584
www.raremaps.com
1584
www.raremaps.com
c. 1585
www.swaen.com
1584
www.raremaps.com
c. 1586
www.browncollection.com
1587
World Digital Library
www.wdl.org
1592 4th State
www.themaphouse.com
viawikimedia
1592
1592 4th State
www.swaen.com
States of “POLONIAE "finitimarumque locorum descriptio
Atlas language: L = Latin; D = Dutch; G = German; F = French; S = Spanish

#1: (published 1570 L&D, ’71 L&D,’72 G&F, ’73 L, ’74 L, ’75 L) (1,755 copies, total)
has two unnamed small rivers in Pomerania (running near "Lumburg" and near "Stargart" near the
Baltic sea which are (correctly) unconnected, though traces are visible of erasure of a connecting river.

#2: (published 1579 L, ’80 G, ’81 F) (1,250 copies, total)
a) beginning 1579 the two rivers mentioned in #1 have (incorrectly) been connected.
b) town names "Sluchou" and "Greiffenburg" in Pomerania now read "Sluchon" and "Greiffonburg."
c) river name "Gwda" is changed to "Girda."
d) "Frydberg" (left middle) is changed to "Frydborg."

#3: (published 1584 L) (750 copies)
a) beginning 1584 "Kynsberg" (left middle) is changed to "Kynsborg."
b) The ship has diagonal hatching from lower left to upper right on top of the vertical hatching.

#4: (published 1587 F, ’88 S, ’92 L) (1,075 copies, total)
in 1587, the Silesian town "Pitzen" was added.
Data from www.orteliusmaps.com
Town or                Date Added
River (fl.)             or Changed
Frydberg              1579 changed to Frydborg
Greiffenburg       1579 changed to Greiffonburg
Gwda fl.                1579 changed to Girda fl.
Izdbicza                 1584 changed to Izdbieza
Kynsberg              1584 changed to Kynsborg
Piltzen                   added 1587
Ratiuz                    1584 changed to Ratuiz
Rimanow              1575 changed to Pimanow
Sluchou                 1579 changed to Sluchon
Tĸczin                    1579 changed to Tĸcziu
Vadowice              1575 changed to Vadonice
Data from www.orteliusmaps.com
1577-95  Abraham
Ortelius  - Philip Galle:
"Poloniæ descriptio.,"
Antwerp, 15.1 x 17.3
inches, in two images from
Ortelius' "Epitome Theatri
Ortelianai," as engraved/
published by Galle.
From
www.swaen.com
1578 Gerard de Jode:
"Livoniæ nova
descriptio," Antwerp,
from his "Speculum orbis
terrarum."
From the Univ.
of Tartu, Estonia:
http://dspace.utlib.
ee/dspace/
1578 Gerard de Jode (engraver/cartographer) -
Gerard Smits
(publisher): "Livoniæ provinciæ ac eius
confinium Verus et elegans typus Io Portantius
cosmographus delinea," Antwerp. Left half of a plate,
measuring 325 x 505 mm / 12.75 by 20 inches, in
"Speculum Orbis Terrarum." The right half shows
“Moscoviae..."
www.oshermaps.org
www.crouchrarebooks
.com/
Orteliusmaps.com has a supposedly
helpful chart assigning map quadrants to
every town and river labeled on this map.
But where is an image of the map with
quadrants? Received December 12, 2019:

"Dear Mr. Kapochunas,

I regret to tell you that images of quadrants
are not available on my website, nor in my
books.

Kind regards,
Marcel van den Broecke"
Sebastian Munster: "Landtafel des Ungerlands / Polands / Reussen /Littaw / Walachen und Bulgaren," Basle, 14 x 10 inches, in versions redrawn
from the original plate from "Geographia Universalis." These maps are from "Cosmographia Universalis," published 1544 - 1628, and one of the
most influential works of the 16th Century.
c. 1578
www.raremaps.com
1588
1588
twinghiwin on eBay
1588
cesgia on eBay
c. 1588
www.vintage-maps.com
Jan Portant (original 1573 mapmaker) - Abraham Ortelius (re-engraver) - Philippe Galle (second re-engraver, reducing Ortelius'
plate/publisher)
: "Livonia nuoa de scriptio Ioanne Portantio auctore," Antwerp, from the first French edition of "Le Miroir du
Monde."
1577
cesgia on eBay
1579
www.OsherMaps.org
1579
bertius on eBay
c. 1580
smardic on eBay
1579 Abraham
Ortelius (mapmaker) -
Philippe Galle
(publisher): "Poloniae
Descrip.," Antwerp, 4
x 3 inches, from the
first French edition of
"Le Miroir du Monde."
See the 1600 version.

From Beach Antique Maps &
Prints: bertius on eBay
Abraham Ortelius - Jan Portant (original mapmaker) - Christoffel Plantin (publisher): "LIVONIAE NOVA DESCRIPTIO." Antwerp, 21 x 23 cm. One of
three map images printed on one sheet from his "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum."  The other two: "Pomeranianae, Wandalicae regionis typ.; Ducatus
Oswiczensis et Zatoriensis descriptio." Originally created by Portant in 1573.
1584
www.raremaps.com
1584
Harvard Map Collection: http:
// vc.lib.harvard.edu
1587
www.raremaps.com
1590
1590
oldleaf on eBay
1585 Abraham
Ortelius - Philippe
Galle: "Poloniae
Descrip."
1585  Abraham Ortelius
- Philippe Galle:
"POLONIÆ DESCRIPTIO,"
7.5 x 10.3 cm, from
Ortelius'- Godreccio's "Il
Theatro del Mondo.
From
www.mapmogul.com
1587 Stanisław Sarnicki:
[Untitled] from Annales
sive de originis et rebus
gestis Polonorvm et
Litvanorvm"
(Chronicle
of the origins and history
of Poles and Lithuanians),

Cracow, as a manuscript
map.
From Małopolska
Biblioteka Cyfrowa, via www.
mapywig.org
1589 Maciej Strubicz
(cartographer)
- Gerard
Mercator (engraver) -
Martin Kromer
(publisher): "Magni
Dvcatvs Lithvaniӕ
Livoniӕ et Moscoviӕ
Descriptio," 39 x 32 cm.
Strubicz's only surviving
map.
From wikimedia
1590 Gerard Mercator:
"LIVONIA," image 36.7 x
47.5 cm, published in
France.
From the National
Library of Latvia:
http://data.lnb.lv
1592 Johannes Busse-
macher: "Poloniae finiti-
marum que locurum
descripio auctore," 18.0
x 26.6 cm. Based on
Ortelius' version of
Grodeckis' map
(originally published
by Matthias Quad in
"Geographisch
Handtbuch").
From
www.mapmogul.com
1592 Abraham
Ortelius: "POLONIA."
See the nearly identical
map in a 1598 French
edition, published by
Philippe Galle.
1592 Matthias Quad (geographer/engraver/publisher):
"Poloniæ finitimarumque locorum descriptio Auctore
Wenceslau Godretcio..," Cologne, 11.5 x 8.5 inches, based
on Grodeckis' map, first published in 1558.
Both from
www.raremaps.com
1593 Cornelius de Jode (engraver/publisher): "Poloniӕ Amplissimi Regni [Most noble
Kingdom) ..Typvs Geographicvs," Antwerp, 15 x 19¼ inches, in three versions from
the second edition of two of the de Jode atlas. This was a new map, completely revising
the map of Poland of the 1578 edition. In addition to substantial cartographic changes,
this edition added at lower left the portrait of King Sigismund the Third (1566-1632),
ruler of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth from 1587 (noted on the map) to the
year of his death. While highly regarded by scholars today, De Jode's atlas in which
this map appeared was, commercially, no match for Ortelius's.
www.maratyanlan.com
Harvard Map Collection:
http://vc.lib.harvard.edu
CARTOGRAPHIA
RAPPERSVILIANA
POLONORUM: http://
mapy.muzeum-polskie.org/
1593 Jan Portant (mapmaker) -
Johann and Lucas Doetichum
(Deutium) (engravers) - Cornelis
de Jode (publisher): "Livoniӕ
Provinciӕ..., " Antwerp, from
Vol. 2 of  "Speculum Orbis
Terrarum."
From the National
Library of Finland: http://www.doria.fi/
1589 or 1596  Gerard Mercator:
["Lituania" and "Tartaria"],
sourced from his 1554 wall map of
Europe, and published in his Atlas
of Europe, created beginning 1570,
and finally published in two
editions: 1589 and 1596.
From the
British Library:
https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/