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Catalog Number 2014.17.17
Object Name Map
Description "Pagi Basileensis qui pars est reipublicae Helvetiorum,...," Augsburg, 1780, hand-colored engraving, map by George Matthaus Seutter

A detailed map of the Canton of Basel in Switzerland, engraved by Tobias Lotter, showing the cities of Basel and Rheinfelden on the Rhine, and all other major towns, waterways, forests and elevation. The title is within an elaborate allegorical cartouche showing classical figures, such as Neptune and Mercury, lower left, and a vignette of Basel within another lower right. Decorated with heraldic crests indicating the different principalities.
Title Pagi Basileensis qui pars est reipublicae Helvetiorum,...
Date 1780
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Seutter, George Matthaus
Role of Creator 2 Printer
Creator 2 Lotter, Tobias Conrad
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-20.875 W-23.75 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Switzerland
Basel
Rheinfelden