Auction 114, Lot 438

"Helvetiae Descriptio, Aegidio Tschudo Auct.", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.5 x 13.4 inches
44.5 x 34 cm

An early map of Switzerland with north oriented at the bottom of the chart. The map was based on the work of Aegidius Tschudi, a historian of the Swiss Confederation. The title in engraved onto the top of an unusual three dimensional title box. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #115.

Condition: B

Lightly toned with a bit of faint foxing. Old repair on bottom fold separation.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/1/2006

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