Antique Map, Switzerland, Helvetia,das ist Schweitzerland, 1588
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Helvetia,das ist Schweitzerland, oder Eidgnoschafft die erste Provintz. Wood cut map of Switzerland with old fashioned German writing underneath, describing the area. Published by Sebastian Munster in Cosmographia. The Cosmographia was one of the most successful and popular books of the 16th century. It was most important in reviving geography in 16th-century Europe. The success was partly due to the notable woodcuts. This illustration on hand made paper is from the edition “Von dem Teutchen Lande”, 1588.