"Carte de la Souverainete de Neuchatel et Vallangin…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
25 x 19.5 inches
63.5 x 49.5 cm
This striking map covers the region north of the Lake of Neuchatel. It is based on geometrical observations by the Nurnburg engineer David François de Merveilleux (1652-1712). The map is finely engraved to show abbeys and monasteries, castles, battlefields, mineral springs, forests, roads, cities and towns. Relief is shown pictorially, and the map is oriented with north toward the upper right by a large compass rose. Lengthy historical and geographical notations are on either side of the magnificent cartouche.
Crisp and clean with original outline color and a bit of toning along the centerfold.