[Basel, n.d., c.1570.]
Woodcut. Printed area 270 x 350mm, 10½ x 13¾". Small split in upper centrefold repaired.
Early map-view of Basel, drawn by Christoph Schweicker (whose initials appear in the Rhine on the left) and engraved by Hans Rudolf Manuel Deutsch (monogram RMD bottom left), published in Sebastian Münster's 'Cosmographia'. Basel was Münster's home city: he was Professor of Hebrew at Basle University, editing the Hebrew Bible and translating it into Latin. He died of the plague in 1552. His 'Cosmographia' one of the most successful books of the C16th, with 24 editions.
[Ref: 13170] £220.00