Abraham Ortelius - William Camden - 1588-11-25

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Abraham Ortelius

Abraham Ortelius - William Camden - 1588-11-25
FINA IDUnique ID of the page  15298
InstitutionName of Institution. London, British Library
InventoryInventory number. Cotton MS Julius C V, ff.28a-28b
AuthorAuthor of the document. Abraham Ortelius
RecipientRecipient of the correspondence. William Camden
Correspondence dateDate when the correspondence was written: day - month - year . November 25, 1588
PlacePlace of publication of the book, composition of the document or institution.
Associated personsNames of Persons who are mentioned in the annotation. Jacob Cool
LiteratureReference to literature. Smith 1691, pp. 32-3, letter 261, Burnett 2020b, p. 2192
KeywordNumismatic Keywords 
LanguageLanguage of the correspondence Latin
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Grand documentOriginal passage from the "Grand document".

'Jacobus Colius fuit hic apud me aliquandiu. Interea temporis edidi tabulam veteris Hispaniae, cujus exemplar idem a me accepit, ea conditione ut ad te ferat, bonique consules. Idem Colius nepos meus dixit mihi, priusquam Londino discederet, te illi promisisse exemplar Geographiae Baconis ad exscribendum. Obsecro cum jam reversurus sit, illi ejusdem copiam facias, ut ejus exemplum descriptum ab eo habeam.' (BL, Cotton MS Julius C V, ff.28a-28b; Smith 1691, pp. 32-3, letter 26; Burnett 2020b, p. 219)

['James Cole was here with me some time ago. Meanwhile I have edited the Map of Ancient Spain, and he accepted a copy of it from me on the condition that he would bring it to you, and you would be pleased. The same Cole my nephew told me, before he left London, that you had promised him a copy of Bacon’s Geography to be transcribed. I beg you that, since he has now returned, you should make the copy of it for him so that I can have the example copied by him.' (translation from Burnett 2020b, p. 219)]


  1. ^  Smith, T. (ed.)(1691) V. Cl. Gulielmi Camdeni, et illustrium virorum ad G. Camdenum epistolæ, London.
  2. ^  Burnett, Andrew M. (2020), The Hidden Treasures of this Happy Land. A History of Numismatics in Britain from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, BNS Special Publ. No 14 = RNS Special Publ. No 58, London, Spink & Son.