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Auction 158, Lot 335

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

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1579 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.9 x 13.5 inches
45.5 x 34.3 cm
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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: A

A dark impression with attractive color on watermarked paper. There is minor toning along the centerfold at top and some creases along the edges of the sheet, well away from image.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/22/2016