Auction 165, Lot 525

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

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 13.5 inches
45.2 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.

References: Van den Broecke #115.

Condition: A

A sharp impression on a sheet bearing the horn watermark commonly found on Ortelius maps. There is very light toning that is more pronounced along the edges of the sheet, a few spots of foxing almost entirely confined to the blank margins, a manuscript page number below the neatline, and faint manuscript text in the side margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/15/2017