Ortelius: Basiliensis Territorii Descritorii Nova -
<li>Title/Content of Map: Basiliensis Territorii Descritorii Nova - Circulus sive Liga Sueviae <li>Date: 1588<li>Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius<li>Material/Medium: No color, good impression. Spanish text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.<Li>Size: 17 x 21.5 inches<li>Condition: Very good condition, reinforced left and bottom right margin, with slight staining to the bottom left.
Provenance: 300 copies printed originally. Very few loose copies remaining. More common versions of this map in poorer condition typically sell at auctions and from dealers for $300 - $400+. More background: Switzerland regions including Basel. Title: BASILIEN:|SIS TERRITORII | DESCRIPTIO NOVA, | "Auctore Sebastiano Munstero". [A new depiction of the territory of Basel by Sebastian Münster.] - "Circulus | sive Liga" SVEVIAE "Vulgo Schwa|bische Kraiß". [The circle or league of Schwaben or Schwabian Circle]. (Lower left corner:) Dauid Seltzlin | describebat.1572. [Designed by David Seltzlin in 1572}. (From leading Ortelius scholar Marcel van den Broecke.)
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