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Das dritte Zusatz, [printed by Plantin], 1584
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Museum Plantin-Moretus



Title page transcription

Der Dritte Zusatz desz ‖ THEATRI Oder Schawbuchs ‖ desz Erdbodems. ‖ ABRAHAMVS ORTELIVS ‖ an die Liebhaber der Geographij. (followed by a note of 11 lines in gothic type) ‖ Register vber die Tafeln dises zusatzs. (followed by the enumeration of 22 maps on two columns, in gothic type) ‖ In Abrahami Ortelij diligentiam inuictam. (followed by a German poem of 34 lines, on two columns, s. I.S.E.) ‖ Mit Freiheit desz H.R. Reichs / Brabandts / und Niderlandts. ‖ - ‖ CIƆ. IƆ. LXXXIV. ‖ Antuerpiæ Ambivaritorum.


Folio (390 × 275): Title-page (verso: blank) and 24 double sheets with maps (numbered on the recto-sides of the first sheet: 2-25)


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Museum Plantin-Moretus
- A 3455

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich

KBR Royal Library of Belgium

British Library London

Maritime Museum, Rotterdam

Library of Congress, Washington.

Bibliographical references

Denucé, II, page 114
Koeman, III, page 48, no. 19 (with reproduction of title-page: illustration 4)
Not in Reulens-de Backer

Online bibliographical references

Note 1

German version of the third Latin Additamentum, with the same 24 map-sheets, but numbered 2-25. Their sequence is not the same as the list on the title-page (which, as in the Latin edition, enumerates only 22 maps, the two maps of Egypt being counted for one and the Valentiae-map being forgotten); enumerated in Koeman.

Note 2

The sum Ortelius had to pay for printing this German Additamentum is not explicitly noted in Plantin's ledger.

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“Das dritte Zusatz, [printed by Plantin], 1584”, in: The Plantin Press Online. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2024

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