The first modern map of the Canton of Graubuden.
This very rare Rhaetia-map by Fortunat Sprecher von Berneck (1585-1647) and Philipp Cluverius (1580-1623) is the first modern map of Graubunden.
The map was originally published by Sprecher von Berneck Cluverius in 1618. In 1621, the map was re-issued by Van Geelkercken, with the poem below the title cartouche replaced by a new title "Karte vande Grisons ende Veltolina." A later state of the Van Geelkercken map would later be re-issued with the date of 1625 added and Van Geelkercken's name replaced by Claes Jansz Visscher.
The Sprecher von Berneck-Cluverius map would later be copied by a number of mapmakers, including Hondius, Blaeu and Jansson.
The map is very rare on the market, this being only the second example of which we are aware.