HELVETIA PRIMA RHENI ET V NOVA TABULA
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Date: 1542 Basel
Size: 27*34.5 cms
Attractive rare modern map of Switerland and the Alps, with north oriented to the right.
One of the earliest obtainable maps of modern Switzerland as opposed to a Ptolmaic of Switzerland. The map is unchanged from the 1540 edition.
Good hand colour
Very good condition.
References: Karrow, 58/105; Blumer (Schweiz), #23.
From: Geographia Universalis, Vetus et Nova, complectens Claidii Prolemaei Alexandrini enarrationis libros VIII. Basel, Heinrich Petri, 1542.
The woodcut border surrounding the type of the verso is the work of Hans Holbein.
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