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