"Basiliensis Territorii Descriptio Nova, Auctore Sebastiano Munstero [on sheet with] Circulus sive Liga Sueviae, Vulgo Schwabische Kraiss", Ortelius, Abraham
Subject: Switzerland & Southern Germany
Period: 1572 (dated)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
19.6 x 12.5 inches
49.8 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. French text on verso, published in 1587.
References: Van den Broecke #114.
On dark impression on a watermarked sheet with minor offsetting, marginal soiling, and a pair of tiny worm tracks in the blank margins.