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