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All impressions of a book or print published at the same time or as part of the same publishing event. First edition prints and maps are sometimes pre-dated by a proof edition. Editions should be distinguished from states of a map or print. There can be several states from the same edition, and there can be several editions all featuring the same state of a map.

Preview of Ortelius' world map, the map is surrounded by illustrations of clouds and has text at the top which reads: Typus Orbis Terrarum.