1552 – S. Munster – Helvetia Prima Rheni
Title: “Helvetia Prima Rheni et VIII Nova Tabula”
Very rare issue of one of the earliest printed maps of Switzerland and the Alps, with north oriented to the right.
The map comes from Sebastian Münster & Claudius Ptolemy’s “Geographiae Claudii Ptolemaei Alexandrini, Philosophi ac Mathematici praestantissimi, Libri VIII… his accesserunt… tabulae novae… per Sebastianum Munsterum”, published by Henricus Petri in Basel, 1552.
This work was considered one of the most influential cartographic accounts of the ancient world and served as inspiration for all Renaissance mapmakers.
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster (1488 – 1552)
Leaf size: 38,8 x 32,0 cm
Very good, original, condition.
This is an original antique map published in 1552 and NOT a modern copy or reprint
On your request we will provide a Certificate of Authenticity.