"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 1581.
References: Van den Broecke #114.
A dark impression with a couple of minor vertical creases, old manuscript notations in the blank margins, and marginal soiling.