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Auction 141, Lot 500

"Basiliensis Territorii Descriptio Nova, Auctore Sebastiano Munstero [on sheet with] Circulus Sive Liga Sveviae, Vulgo Schwabische Kraiss", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Switzerland and Germany

Period: 1573 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 12.5 inches
49.5 x 31.8 cm

Two maps on a folio sheet. The first centers on Basel, located on the Rhine River, and is based on Munster's map of 1538. The second map is based on Seltzin's map of 1572 and shows the region of northern Switzerland and southern Germany along the Rhine River and west to the Black Forest. Both are decorated with elaborate cartouches. Published in the first Dutch edition in 1573.

References: Van den Broecke #114.

Condition: B+

Original color on watermarked paper with wide, original margins with a tiny repaired tear in top right corner of map. There are damp stains in blank margins that just enter map border at corners, a small damp stain in between maps, and some paper weakness in bottom corners of sheet, not affecting map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/5/2012