"Suevia et Bavaria XII Nova Tabula", Munster, Sebastian
Period: 1552 (published)
Color: Black & White
14.8 x 11.5 inches
37.6 x 29.2 cm
This is a Ptolemaic-style woodcut map of Germany oriented with north to the bottom. The Rhenus fl. (Rhine River) is shown at the right the map. Suevia, shown at the center of the map, is the Latin term for Swabia (German Schwaben) which was a medieval duchy in the lands now forming southwestern Germany. Its territories covered the area now occupied by Baden-Württemberg (including the Black Forest) and parts of western Bavaria (to the Lech River) and northern Switzerland. Latin text on verso marked page number 40. This number appears only on the 1552 edition of the map.
There is some light centerfold toning and slight show-through of brown ink marks from verso.