Auction 146, Lot 551

"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.

Condition: A

On watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue in the image. Remargined at right.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/4/2013