Basiliensis Territorii/Circulus Sueviae Basel/Swabia ORTELIUS 1584 map
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Basiliensis Territorii/Circulus Sueviae. Basel/Swabia. ORTELIUS, 1584 map

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TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Basiliensis Territorii Descriptio Nova. Circulus sive Liga Sueviae vulgo Schwabische Kraiss [A new description of the territories of Basle. The circle of Swabia, commonly known as Schwabische Kraiß]'

Two maps on one sheet. The left hand map, which is orientated towards the east, shows the environs of Basle. The river Rhine runs across the centre of the map from the left hand side, before turning towards the top of the map (eastwards) at Basle. The Vosges mountains are located at the bottom left of the map, and part of the Black Forest at the upper left. Freiburg is marked along the left hand edge. The right hand map, which is normally orientated, shows the historic region of Swabia in southwestern Germany - part of present day Baden-Württemberg. Zurich and part of lake Zurich are marked in the lower left hand corner. The Bodensee can be seen in the lower centre part of the map. Starsbourg is marked along the western edge of the map. The Danube River crosses the map from the centre of the right-hand edge. Stuttgart and Heilbronn are marked towards the north, and Augsburg is marked near the right hand edge of the map

The top image on the right hand side shows the entire map. To view a close up of the map showing the level of printed detail, please click on the bottom image on the right hand side. This map is folding hence the centrefold line may show on the image below

DATE PRINTED: 1584    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 34.5 x 51.5cm, 13.5 x 20.25 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique sixteenth century copperplate map. Two maps on one sheet. Uncoloured

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Verso text quite apparent. Strong, dark impression. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Please contact us if you would like to arrange to view this map. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is text printed on the reverse side in German Gothic Script

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Abraham Ortelius after Sebastian Münster. Engraved by David Seltzlin

PROVENANCE: "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp



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Basiliensis Territorii/Circulus  Sueviae. Basel/Swabia. ORTELIUS, 1584 map
Basiliensis Territorii/Circulus  Sueviae. Basel/Swabia. ORTELIUS, 1584 map

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