Auction 144, Lot 188

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

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

17.9 x 13.5 inches
45.5 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. French text on verso with page number 71.

References: Van den Broecke #115.

Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with wide, original margins and all edges gilt. There is some minor soiling along centerfold, a few small spots, and a couple of tiny worm holes along centerfold that are only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/3/2013