Antique Map Auction Sale No. 122 - closed 1/5/2007
Robustly engraved map surrounded by vignettes of natural phenomenon, including the Devil's Bridge in the Alps, whirlpools, fossils, avalanches, and even the fire-breathing, winged dragon of legend that haunts the mountains near Lucerne. Superb detail throughout the country with vigorous depictions of the mountainous topography. The decorative title cartouche is flanked by river gods, armorial crests and people engaged in agrarian pursuits. A lettered key at the top names the marvels illustrated in the map.