Auction 116, Lot 557

"Basiliensis Territorii Descriptio Nova, Auctore Sebastiano Munstero [on sheet with] Circulus sive Liga Sveviae Vulgo Schwa bische Kraifs", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Switzerland and Germany

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 12.6 inches
49.5 x 32 cm

Two maps on a folio sheet. The first centers on Basel, located on the Rhine River. The second map shows the region of northern Switzerland and southern Germany along the Rhine River and west to the Black Forest. Both decorated with elaborate cartouches. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #114.

Condition: A

Minor soil in margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/20/2006