Maps: 1601 - 1623
Abraham Ortelius - Philip Galle: "Polonia," a map from his landmark  1570 "Theatrum orbis terrarum" (Theatre of the world) re-drawn by his collaborator Philip Galle for the first pocket
atlas: "Epitome Theatri Ortelani," Antwerp, 5 x 3.5 inches, published by Jan Baptise Vrients (who received rights to Ortelius' plates in 1601), in French, Latin, Italian and German
editions, republished in authorized and plagiarized versions by various publishing houses until 1724. See publication dates/publishers /sources above.
Commentary from Laura Guelle at brynmawr.edu
Petrus Bertius (cartographer) - Jodocus Hondius (cartographer/engraver): "POLONIA," Amsterdam, 3.5 x 5 inches / 90 x 125 mm, in five different versions, from different editions
of Bertius's "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum," publsihed by Cornelium Nicolai. First published 1598 in his "Caert- Thresoor."
1603 Vaclovas Grodeckis  - Abraham Ortelius: "POLONIAE, LITVANÆ Q DESCRIPTIO." Antwerp, 15 x 19 inches / 48.5 cm x 37.5 cm image, in five differently-colored versions from
the Latin version of "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum." The image was engraved by Jan Baptist Vrients in 1595, and was based on an earlier map by the geographer/engraver Grodeckis,
which was itself based on an earlier map by Bernard Wapowski, published in 1526. Compare with the 1608-12 versions below.
1607 Gerard Mercator -
Jodocus Hondius
:
"LITHUANIA," 5.5 x 7.25
inches, from "Atlas
Minor."
AK-10, and from
www.davidrumsey.com
c1609-10 Gerard Mercator - Jodocus Hondius: "LITHUANIA," 13.8mm x 181mm, in six different versions in various languages published around the same time from "Atlas
Minor." Note "LITHVANIE" above the first and sixth map image; "LITHVANIA" above both the second map, and the third, colored, map. Compare with the 1621 version below,
which has "Lithuania" above the frameline.
1613-43 Hessel Gerritsz (engraver) - Willem Blaeu (mapmaker/publisher): "MAGNI DVCATVS LITHVANIAE," 28.9 x
29.3 inches, Amsterdam. An important 4-sheet wall map engraved (all maps have the date "1613" on the second
cartouche) from survey drafts prepared by
M. Strubicz under instructions of Prince Nicolas Christophe Radziwill.
These examples are by Willem Blaeu, under his imprint “Guilhelmus Janssoni." This map was not included in an
atlas until 1630.
1620 Mercator - Johannes Janssonius: "LITHUANIA," 14.5 x 20 cm /
5.7 x 8 inches, from Mercator's small atlas, in two versions
Petrus Bertius: (publisher) - Barent Langenes (publisher) - Cornelius Claesz (publisher): "Livoniæ descrip," Amsterdam & The Hague, 3.4 x 4.9 inches / 8.7 x 12.4 cm., in six depictions,
from various versions and languages: Dutch, French and Latin, of a miniature atlas first published in 1598, with editions through 1609. The plate, with a characteristic diagonal
scratch, could have been engraved by Petrus Kaerius or Jodocus Hondius.
1616 Petrus Bertius: "POLONIÆ," Amsterdam, 5 x 3.5 inches / 95 x 135 mm, in two versions
engraved by Hondius and printed from the second plate of two used to illustrate his
"Tabularum geographicarum contractarum'" (first published 1612), with thicker printed
borders. The maps from this atlas are largely reductions from a Mercator-Hondius atlas.
Gerard Mercator - Jodocus Hondius: "LITHVANIA,"  Amsterdam, in five versions in varying sizes. Mercator's first edition of this map appeared in 1595. Jodocus Hondius purchased
Mercator's plates in 1604, and editions continued after Hondius' death in 1612.
1621 Gerard Mercator:  "LIVONIA,"
Arnheim, from his "Atlas Minor," published
by
Johannes Janssonius. From the Univ. of
Tartu: http://dspace.utlib.ee/dspace/
1606
Univ. of Tartu:
http://dspace.utlib.ee/dspace/
Vaclovas Grodeckis  - Abraham Ortelius: "POLONIAE, LITVANÆ Q DESCRIPTIO." 15
x 19 inches, in three versions published in Antwerp: the 1608 is from "Theatro Del
Mondo Di Abrahamo Ortelio," the first edition printed with Italian text, a translation
by Pigafetta which Ortelius' heirs sold to Vrients, who printed and published it. The
1609 and 1612 versions are from "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum," which includes
corrections by Van Den Broecke on the Dniester River, first made 1598. The map is
based upon the maps of Grodeckis, published in 1558 and 1562, corrected by Pograb-
ka, engraved by Hogenberg. Grodecki's map is based on a 1526 map by Wapowsky.
1601 - 1612 Abraham Ortelius  - Michel Coignet: "LIVONIA," Antwerp, 3.3 x 4.5 inches / 8.5 x 11.5 cm. Coignet wrote the text for miniature editions of Ortelius (who died 1598), published
1601-12 by Jan Baptise Vrients: "Epitome theatri orbis terrarum Abrahami Ortelij." The engravings were done by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius. The maps were copied from, and
considered superior to, those in Philip Galle's 1598 edition of the Epitome. The version reliably dated 1604 is from the Hulsius German language edition published in Frankfurt.
1602
www.beachmaps.com
1609
www.alteagallery.com
1603
eBay
Petrus Bertius (mathematician/librarian/historian/geographer/cartographer/cosmographer) - Jodocus Hondius (engraver/brother-in-law of Bertius):
"LIVONIÆ DESCRIP." Amsterdam, 13 x 9 cm, in four versions, all after Ortelius, from "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…"
1618 Jodocus Hondius -  Petrus Bertius: "POLONIA," Amsterdam, in two versions. The maps
are from "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum," a pocket atlas that was published
1600 to 1650. Bertius wrote the commentary. His two brothers-in-law, Hondius and Pieter
vn den Keere, engraved the maps.
1618
National Library of Latvia:
http://data.lnb.lv
1603 - 1604 Abraham Ortelius:  "LIVONIA," Antwerp,
published by Jan Baptiste Vrients in English editions of
Ortelius' atlas.
1613 Gerard Mercator:
"LIVONIA," France, 14.5
x 19 cm, from "Atlas
Minor."
From the National
Library of Latvia:  
http://data.lnb.lv
1600-1606
www.jpmaps.couk
1603
Estonian National Library:
www.nlib.ee
1606
lindisfarneprints
@btinternet.com
1606
www.swaen.com
1612 Barent Langenes:
"Livoniæ descrip."Am-
sterdam, 5 x 3.5 inches,
first issued in his "Caert-
Thresoor," later re-pub-
lished by Bertius in his
Tabularum Geograph-
icarum, beginning 1600.

From www.raremaps.com
1606
lindisfarne2 on eBay
1602
bertius on eBay
1612 Barent Langenes:
"POLONIA," Amsterdam,
5 x 3.5 inches, in an
early state of a map
which first appeared in
1598, later re-published
by Bertius beginning in
1600.
From www.
raremaps.com
1613 Hessel Gerritsz - Willem Blaeu: "MAGNI
DVCATVS LITHVANIÆ," with two additional sheets
depicting the lower Dnieper River.
1607 Gerard Mercator -
Jodocus Hondius
:
"Livonia," from "Atlas
Minor." Compare with
the 1621 version.
From
www.davidrumsey.com
1601 Vrients
www.alabamamaps.ua.edu
1601 Vrients
www.polona.pl
c1601 Galle-Vrients
1604
1603 Shaw, London
New York Public Library:
https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/
1609 Vrients
antiqueatlas on eBay
1609 Vrients
www.swaen.com
1601 Coignet - Vrients
www.oldworldauctions.com
1606
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1608 Gerard Mercator (mapmaker) -
Pieter Van Den Keere
(engraver) - J.E.
Cloppen- burgh
(publisher): "LIVONIA,"
Amsterdam, 7.5 x 10.1 inches / 19.0 x
25.7 cm. From the first French-text
edition of Jodocus Hondius' "Atlas
Minor." Also a
DETAIL image. From
www.swaen.com
1621 Gerard Mercator -
Jodocus Hondius:
"Lithuania," Amsterdam,
7 x 7 inches. Notice
"Lithuania above the
frameline. Compare with
1609-10 versions.
From
www.themaphouse.com
1608 Gerard Mercator (mapmaker) -
Jodocus Hondius (publisher): "LIVONIA,"
Amsterdam, 5.9 x 7.4 inches. / 15.0 x
18.7 cm, from the first French-text
edition of Hondius' "Atlas Minor."
From
www.swaen.com
1609
www.raremaps.com
1612
www.swaen.com
1608
www.davidrumsey.com
1608 Portant (1571 map-
maker; used by Ortelius
1573 onwards & De Jode,
1578)
- Vrients (publisher):
"LIVONIAE NOVA
DESCRIPTIO." Antwerp,
one of 3 maps on the plate.
From www.davidrumsey.com
"Scala milliarum: 10, 20, 30"
"Scala milliarum: 10, 20,30,40"
redrawn labeling
1616
National Library of Latvia:
http://data.lnb.lv
1616
www.leejacksonmaps.com
1618
http//digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de
1607
www.raremaps.com
1610
www.swaen.com
1613-16
www.sanderusmaps.com
1619
www.raremaps.com
1623
www.raremaps.com
c1601 Galle-Vrients
www.leejacksonmaps.com
1601
antique.maps on eBay
www.raremaps.com
www.the antiquarium. com
www.wenner.net
regiomontanus on eBay
Harvard Map Collection:
http://vc.lib.harvard.edu
www.swaen.com
Naional Library of Estonia:
http://www.nlib.ee
National Library of Latvia:
http://data.lnb.lv
National Library of Latvia:
http://data.lnb.lv
www.oldworldauctions.com
National Library of Estonia:
http://www.nlib.ee
National Library of Latvia:
http://data.lnb.lv
www.librarie-lebail.fr
www.raremaps.com
National Library of Latvia:
http://data.lnb.lv
www.oldworldauctions.com
www.sanderusmaps.com
boughettiarte on eBay
www.raremaps.com
www.raremaps.com
www.raremaps.com
www.raremaps.com
www.raremaps.com
www.geoportal.lt
bertius on eBay
www.alteagallery.com
http://digital.ub.uni-duesseldorf.de
www.oldworldauctions.com
National Library of Latvia: http://data.lnb.lv
Antique.maps on eBay and
www.antique-maps.lt
1606 Caspar Henne-
berger -
 Abraham
Ortelius: "Prussiӕ Vera
Descriptio.," Antwerp,
from "Theatrum Orbis
Terrarum." See versions
dated 1584, 1593, 1608,
1630, 1634, 1640, 1645,
1665, 1681, 1690.
From
www.orteliusmaps.com
1604
bertius on eBay: Beach Antique
Maps and Prints
1619 Gerard Mercator:
"Livonia, "Amsterdam,
36.5 x 47.3 cm / 14¼ x
18½ inches. First
published 1595; see 1627
& 1630 versions.
From
www.bergbook.com
1607 Mercator - Hon-
dius - Janssonius:
"Prussia," Amsterdam,
17 x 23 cm, from "Atlas
minor Gerardi Mercatoris."
From  www.davidrumsey.com
1608 Henneberger -  
Abraham Ortelius - J.B.
Vrients: "Prussiӕ Vera
Descriptio..," Antwerp,
47 x 37 cm, from
"Theatro Del Mondo Di
Abrahamo Ortelio."
From
www.davidrumsey.com
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