Auction 139, Lot 492

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

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1592 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

18 x 13.5 inches
45.7 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 is engraved onto the top of an unusual three dimensional title box. Latin text on verso.

References: Van den Broecke #115.

Condition: B+

There is some very faint centerfold toning and a few wormholes in the ample blank margins. There is also a centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin that is far from the image.

Estimate: $275 - $350


Closed on 2/15/2012