Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 374

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

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1598 (published)

Publication: Il Theatro del Mondo

Color: Hand Color

4 x 3 inches
10.2 x 7.6 cm

Miniature map of Switzerland and the surrounding region from this Italian edition of the pocket atlas. The tiny map is filled with place names each symbolized by a tiny castle and colored in red. The orientation is with south at the top. Includes a strapwork title cartouche and distance scale. On a full sheet with Italian text below map and on verso.


Condition: A

Slight foxing in text only and hinge tape remnants in top margin.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 6/12/2002