Historical maps in the collection of the Basel University Library

This collection of maps from the Basel University Library includes more than 500 digitized maps, ranging from the 16th until the end of the 18th century. Some highlights included are the oldest available city-map of Paris (created by Olivier Truschet and Germain Hoyau around the year 1550), the world-map of 1569 by Gerardus Mercator, the oldest map of the canton Valais (1545 by Sebastian Münster), the Swiss map (1560) by Aegidius Tschudi, the oldest known print of the map of the Zurich area by Jos Murer (dated 1568) and the Basel map by Matthäus Merian (1615). The maps on Wikimedia Commons form a subset of the more than 900 maps the Basel University Library has made available via e|rara, the entries include links back from Wikimedia Commons to e|rara.

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Issued date
July 4, 2000
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Temporal coverage
January 1, 1500 - December 31, 1799
Publisher Information
Universitätsbibliothek Basel
Contact points
Manuela Schwendener
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