Switzerland

  • Sebastian Münster:  Rheinstroms Ursprung sampt dem Schweytzerland und anstossenden Ländern. / Die ander Tafel des...

    Sebastian Henric Petri, Basle, 1544 (1580)

    The earliest monumental maps of the course of the Rhine river. The three-sheet woodcut map showing the Rhine from the headwaters in Switzerland to its mouth in the North Sea. The map on three...

    Rheinstroms Ursprung sampt dem Schweytzerland und anstossenden Ländern....
    1544 - Sebastian Münster
    11467

    Coloured woodcut map of the Rhine River. Printed in Basle by Sebastian Henric Petri in 1580.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Helvetiae moderna descriptio

    Basle, circa 1550

    Woodcut map showing Switzerland, South Germany and the Lake Constance. From a Latin edition of Cosmographia from Sebastian Munster.

    Helvetiae moderna descriptio
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    10084

    Coloured woodcut map of Switzerland. Printed in Basle circa 1550.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Helvetiae moderna descriptio

    Basle, circa 1550

    Early woodcut map showing Switzerland, South Germany and the Lake Constance. From a Latin edition of Cosmographia from Sebastian Munster, published around 1550.

    Helvetiae moderna descriptio
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    10942

    Coloured woodcut map of Switzerland. Printed in Basle circa 1550.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Valesia / Wallisserlandt

    Basle, circa 1550

    Early woodcut map of the Valais in southern Switzerland. Showing the region at the river Rhone from the Furka Pass to St. Maurice. Verso a portrait of Sebastian Munster. From a German edition of...

    Valesia / Wallisserlandt
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    10945

    Antique woodcut map of Valais / Portrait Sebastian Munster. Printed in Basle circa 1550.

  • Sebastian Münster:  [Bodnsee]

    Basle, circa 1550

    Early, attractive woodcut map of the Lake Constance by Sebastian Munster. Covering the area around the Lake Constance between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. With two ships on the lake. From a...

    [Bodnsee]
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    11161

    Coloured woodcut map of the Lake Constance, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Basle circa 1550.

  • Sebastian Münster:  [Bodnsee]

    Basle, 1550

    Early antique map of the Lake Constance by Sebastian Munster. Shows the area around the Lake Constance between Germany, Switzerland and Austria. With two ships on the lake. From the German edition...

    [Bodnsee]
    1550 - Sebastian Münster
    12582

    Antique woodcut map of the Lake Constance, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Basle in the year 1550.

  • Gerard de Jode:  Tractus Rhenanus multos olim Romanus... occupant Helvetij, olim Gall., nunc Alemani

    G. de Jode, Antwerp, 1569 (1578)

    Rare antique regional map around the Lake Constance by Gerard de Jode. The map in southwest orientation shows southwestern Germany, the northern Switzerland and Vorarlberg, with the area between...

    Tractus Rhenanus multos olim Romanus... occupant Helvetij, olim Gall.,...
    1569 - Gerard de Jode
    12613

    Antique map of Switzerland. Printed in Antwerp by G. de Jode in 1578.

  • Abraham Ortelius:  Basiliensis Territorii Descriptio Nova, Auctore Sebastiano Munstero / Circulus sive Liga Sueviae,...

    Antwerp, 1573

    Beautiful original coloured map of the area around Basel in Switzerland on sheet with a map of Swabia with the Lake of Constance (Bodensee) in South Germany. From the 1573 Latin edition of Theatrum...

    Basiliensis Territorii Descriptio Nova, Auctore Sebastiano Munstero /...
    1573 - Abraham Ortelius
    10162

    Coloured map of Basel, Switzerland. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1573.

  • Abraham Ortelius:  Circulus sive Liga Sueviae, vulgo Schwabische Kraiss

    Antwerp, circa 1573

    Beautiful coloured map of Swabia with the Lake of Constance (Bodensee) in South Germany of A. Ortelius. From an edition of 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' by Abraham Ortelius. The origin of this maps is...

    Circulus sive Liga Sueviae, vulgo Schwabische Kraiss
    1573 - Abraham Ortelius
    11196

    Coloured map of the Lake Constance, Swabia, Baden-Wurttemberg. Printed in Antwerp circa 1573.

  • Abraham Ortelius:  Helvetiae Descriptio Aegidio Tschudo Auct.

    Antwerp, 1574

    Decorative coloured map of Switzerland by A. Ortelius. With one cartouche and a mileage scale. Covering complete Switzerland with the Lake Constance and Lake Geneva. From the latin edition of the...

    Helvetiae Descriptio Aegidio Tschudo Auct.
    1574 - Abraham Ortelius
    10873

    Coloured map of Switzerland. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1574.

  • Abraham Ortelius:  Basiliensis Territorii Descriptio Nova, Auctore Sebastiano Munstero / Circulus sive Liga Sueviae,...

    Antwerp, 1574

    Beautiful original coloured map of the area around Basel in Switzerland on sheet with a map of Swabia with the Lake of Constance (Bodensee) in South Germany. From a Latin edition of 'Theatrum Orbis...

    Basiliensis Territorii Descriptio Nova, Auctore Sebastiano Munstero /...
    1574 - Abraham Ortelius
    11158

    Old coloured map of Basel, Switzerland. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1574.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Obern Baden, Statt und Bäder, nach ihrer Gelegenheit auff das aller fleissigest contrafehtet.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of Baden at the river Limmat by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. With coat of arms carried by two angels. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's...

    Obern Baden, Statt und Bäder, nach ihrer Gelegenheit auff das aller...
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11344

    Antique woodcut town view of Baden, Aargau. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Bern in der Eydgnoschafft an dem Wasser Aar gelegen, figuriert nach ihrer gelegenheit.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of Bern at the river Aare by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. With coat of arms in a text ribbon. Below description of the city. From the German edition of...

    Bern in der Eydgnoschafft an dem Wasser Aar gelegen, figuriert nach...
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11345

    Antique woodcut town view of Bern. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Die Statt Sitten sampt zweyen Schloessern und Bischofflichen Kirchen, Valeria genannt.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of Sion (Sitten) by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. With coat of arms and two cartouches. Verso description of the city. From the German edition of Sebastian...

    Die Statt Sitten sampt zweyen Schloessern und Bischofflichen Kirchen,...
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11349

    Antique woodcut town view of Sion, Sitten, Valais. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Die Eydtgnoschafft oder Schwytzerland, mit den anstossenden Landern / Die ander Tafel desz...

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of the course of the river Rhine in three sheets. The first large map of the river Rhine by Sebastian Munster. Printed from three woodblocks, not assembled. Shows the river Rhine...

    Die Eydtgnoschafft oder Schwytzerland, mit den anstossenden Landern /...
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11368

    Antique woodcut map of the Rhine river. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Valesia / Wallisserland

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of the Valais in southern Switzerland. Showing the region at the river Rhone from the Furka Pass to St. Maurice. Small woodcut of an earthquake on verso. From the German edition...

    Valesia / Wallisserland
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11381

    Antique woodcut map of Valais. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

  • Sebastian Münster:  [Lacus Lemanus / Genffer See]

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut map of the Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) by Sebastian Münster. Oriented to the South. On the full text sheet. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled...

    [Lacus Lemanus / Genffer See]
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11391

    Antique woodcut map of the Lac Leman, Lake Geneva. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Beyde Stett Genff, gross und klein, mit einer Brucken zusammen gehenckt.

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Large, early woodcut view of Geneva (Genève) by Sebastian Munster on the full double sheet. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, titled Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller...

    Beyde Stett Genff, gross und klein, mit einer Brucken zusammen gehenckt.
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11458

    Antique woodcut town view of Geneva (Geneve). Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

  • Sebastian Münster:  von der Statt Lucern

    Heinrich Petri, Basle, 1574

    Early woodcut view of Lucerne. From the German edition of Sebastian Münster's Cosmography, Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder , on the full text sheet. The sheet was published 1574 by...

    von der Statt Lucern
    1574 - Sebastian Münster
    11572

    Antique woodcut town view of Luzern, Lucerne. Printed in Basle by Heinrich Petri in 1574.

  • Francois de Belleforest:  De la Gaule et de la situation d'icelle, item de la division. peuples, villes, montagnes...

    Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius, Paris, 1575

    A rare and early woodcut map of France with Switzerland, the Netherlands and the western part of Germany. Ruled in brown ink. Extremely fine cut for a woodcut view.This woodcut was published...

    De la Gaule et de la situation d'icelle, item de la division. peuples,...
    1575 - Francois de Belleforest
    11623

    Antique woodcut map of France. Printed in Paris by Nicolas Chesneau, Michel Sonnius in 1575.

  • Abraham Ortelius:  Basiliensis Territorii Descriptio Nova, Auctore Sebastiano Munstero / Circulus sive Liga Sueviae,...

    Antwerp, 1578

    Beautiful original coloured map of the area around Basel in Switzerland on sheet with a map of Swabia with the Lake of Constance (Bodensee) in South Germany. From the 1578 Latin edition of Theatrum...

    Basiliensis Territorii Descriptio Nova, Auctore Sebastiano Munstero /...
    1578 - Abraham Ortelius
    10163

    Coloured map of Basel, Switzerland. Printed in Antwerp in the year 1578.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Die erst Tafel, innhaltend das Schweytzerlandt, mit den anstossenden Ländern / Die ander Tafel...

    Sebastian Henric Petri, Basle, 1588

    Monumental map of the course of the Rhine river. The three-sheet woodcut map showing the Rhine from the headwaters in Switzerland to its mouth in the North Sea. The map on three leaves was first...

    Die erst Tafel, innhaltend das Schweytzerlandt, mit den anstossenden...
    1588 - Sebastian Münster
    11589

    Coloured woodcut map of the Rhine River. Printed in Basle by Sebastian Henric Petri in 1588.

  • Gerard Mercator:  Helvetia cum Finitimis Regionibus Confoederatis

    Rumold Mercator, Duisburg, 1595

    Early map of Switzerland by Gerard Mercator. From the first edition of his famous Atlas sive Cosmographicae Meditationes de Fabrica Mundi et Fabricati Figura published in Duisburg in 1595 by his...

    Helvetia cum Finitimis Regionibus Confoederatis
    1595 - Gerard Mercator
    11499

    Old coloured map of Switzerland. Printed in Duisburg by Rumold Mercator in 1595.

  • Sebastian Münster:  Der Statt Zürich in Helvetia ... / Contrafactur Der Statt Zürich Anno 1595

    Petri, Basle, circa 1600

    Early impressively detailed bird's-eye view of Zurich from Sebastian Munster. From a German edition of his 'Cosmographia', printed from a wood block around 1600 in Basel. Extensive key at lower...

    Der Statt Zürich in Helvetia ... / Contrafactur Der Statt Zürich Anno 1595
    1600 - Sebastian Münster
    10950

    Antique woodcut town view of Zurich. Printed in Basle by Petri circa 1600.

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