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Helvetiae Descriptio, Aegido Tschvdo Avct. [Switzerland]

  • ARTIST: Abraham Ortelius

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Abraham Ortelius, Antwerp.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1612

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 13 3/8 x 17 7/8" (342 x 455 mm) plus margins

  • DESCRIPTION: Ortelius is the best known for producing the atlas from which this map comes, "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, or ÔÇťAtlas of the Whole World". The atlas was immensely popular and was produced for over forty years. This particular impression is from a 1612 Italian text edition. On the back of the map is a description of the region.


  • CONDITION: Very good condition save light paper-toning. Full original hand color.

  • REFERENCE: Van den Broecke #115.