"Basiliensis Territorii Descriptio Nova, Auctore Sebastiano Munstero", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Switzerland & Germany
Period: 1580 (circa)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
9.8 x 12.8 inches
24.9 x 32.5 cm
This map centers on Basel, located on the Rhine River, and is based on Munster's map of 1538. Dense with illustrations of towns, forests, and mountains, it also features a decorative strapwork cartouche. German text on verso. This is half of a sheet that was originally issued with a map of Switzerland.
References: Van den Broecke #114.
On watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue in the image. Remargined at right.