"Helvetiae Descriptio, Aegidio Tschudo Auct.", Ortelius, Abraham
Period: 1592 (published)
Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum
Color: Hand Color
17.9 x 13.4 inches
45.5 x 34 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.
Full original color on watermarked paper with minor toning along the centerfold, light stains at top left, and marginal soiling.