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Catalog Number 2014.17.22
Object Name Map
Description "Helvetia cum finitimus regionibus confoederatis," Duisberg, 1595, hand-colored engraving, map by Gerardus Mercator

One of the earliest maps of Switzerland to appear in an atlas. A map showing Basel at the top and the Italian Alps with Lakes Maggiore and Como at the bottom. Lake Geneva is on the left, with St Moritz, St. Gall, and all other major towns, waterways and mountains.
Title Helvetia cum finitimus regionibus confoederatis
Date 1595
Role of Creator Cartographer
Creator Mercator, Gerardus
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique copperplate engraving
Dimensions H-18.25 W-23 inches
Credit line Gift of Jeffery M. Leving, Founder, Fathers’ Rights
Subjects Switzerland
Basel
Italy
Alps
Lake Como
Lake Maggiore
Lake Geneva
St Moritz
St. Gall