"Helvetiae Descriptio, Aegidio Tschudo Auct.", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1579 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
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. Latin text on verso.
References: Van den Broecke #115.
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.