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Lot 0010
  • Title/Content of Map: Basiliensis Territorii Descritorii Nova. - Circulus sive Liga Sueviae
  • Date Printed: 1579
  • Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
  • Material/Medium: No color, good impression. Latin text on verso. From the first modern atlas- the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum by Abraham Ortelius.
  • Size: 17 x 21.5 inches

    250 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.)

    Abraham Ortelius (1527 - 1598) was a Flemish cartographer & geographer, celebrated as the creator of the first modern atlas, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World). Ortelius' work, the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, was the first uniformly sized, systematic collection of maps; this work can therefore be called the first atlas (although the term was not used until 20 years later by Mercator).

    No Reserve:
    This lot starts at $1 and has no reserve as a courtesy so that collectors can determine the true market value on this authentic item.

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  • Location: This item ships from New York

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  • Condition

    Excellent condition, two tiny wormholes in bottom margin.

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    Ortelius Antique Map: Basiliensis Territorii

    Estimate $300 - $400Feb 7, 2018