Auction 130, Lot 554

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

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1603 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
17.8 x 13.5 inches
45.2 x 34.3 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: A

Attractive old color with a bit of minor foxing in the blank margins.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/2/2009

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