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Auction 174, Lot 524

"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
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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 1581.

References: Van den Broecke #114.

Condition: A

A dark impression with a couple of minor vertical creases, old manuscript notations in the blank margins, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 9/11/2019