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Abraham Ortelius:  Helvetiae Descriptio Aegidio Tschudo Auct. . . .

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Title: Helvetiae Descriptio Aegidio Tschudo Auct. . . .

Map Maker: Abraham Ortelius

Place / Date: Antwerp / 1581

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 18 x 13.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $495.00

Inventory ID: 45389


Description:

First State of Ortelius' map of Switzerland, from his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, the first modern atlas of the world. 

This is the first state of the map, pre-dating the additonal place names around Lake Geneva, which first appeared in 1584.   

The map is based upon a map by Aegidius Tschudi, 1505-1572, with a second edition of Tschudi's map published by Konrad Wolfhart in 1560. In the "Catalogus Auctorum", Ortelius also mentions the Switzerland maps by Adelbergus Sauracher 1584, and by Johann Stumpf, and also two regional maps, Wallis by Ioannes Schalbeter and Zürich, by Jacobus Monavius or Josias Murer.


References: Van Den Broeck 115.


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