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Auction 92, Lot 280

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

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1603 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 13.5 inches
45 x 34.3 cm

Great map of Switzerland graphically depicting the mountainous topography. North is oriented at the bottom of the sheet. The title is set in a large cube with a text inset. Full original color which includes the lakes and rivers, and makes a very visually striking map.

References: Van den Broecke #115.

Condition: A

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $425

Closed on 9/13/2000