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Auction 183, Lot 397

"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 12.6 inches
49.8 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. Latin text on verso, published in 1603.

References: Van den Broecke #114.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a clean, bright sheet with two short tears along the edges of the sheet that have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 6/9/2021