Auction 133, Lot 492

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

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1598 (published)


Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 13.5 inches
45.2 x 34.3 cm

North is oriented at the bottom of this early chart of Switzerland. The map was based on the work of Aegidius Tschudi, a historian of the Swiss Confederation. The title is engraved onto the top of an unusual three dimensional title box. Dutch text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #115.

Condition: B+

There are some light damp stains and the top centerfold is separated 1/2" into the map, closed on verso with archival tape. The paper edges have been slightly trimmed, leaving very ample margins.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/1/2010