Auction 169, Lot 537

"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

19.7 x 12.6 inches
50 x 32 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 1598.

References: Van den Broecke #114.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with minor toning that is more pronounced along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/12/2018