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Auction 159, Lot 499

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

Subject: Switzerland

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.

Condition: B+

Full original color on watermarked paper with minor toning along the centerfold, light stains at top left, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/14/2016