The first 'modern' printed map of Switzerland
- Tabvla Nova Heremi Helvetiorv.
- WALDESEEMULLER, Martin
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- 620 by 450mm. (24.5 by 17.75 inches).
Double-page woodcut map.
Waldseemuller's 'modern' map of Switzerland published in the seminal atlas of 1513.
Along with the twenty-seven Ptolemaic maps, Waldseemüller also added a second section of twenty modern maps, which was the first major attempt to break away from the Ptolemaic tradition. The present map of Switzeraland, is the first modern - i.e. non-Ptolemaic - map of the county. It differs stylistically from the other modern maps and was probably adapted from a manuscript map by Konrad Türst of circa 1495.