Auction 119, Lot 649

"Nova et Accuratissima Helvetiae Foederatarumque…", Elwe, Jan Barend

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1792 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

23.5 x 19.5 inches
59.7 x 49.5 cm

Large map of Switzerland detailing the land from Lake Geneva to Lake Constance. The map shows the various cantons and has excellent pictorial representation of the topography. At the top of the map is a row of armorial shields for the cantons noting whether they were Catholic, Protestant or a mixture of both. The lower right corner contains a key to the location of towns of varying sizes, rivers and roads that are easy to difficult to cross, and the location of public baths. Titled in French: Les Cantons Suisses, leurs Allies & pays Sujets…


Condition: B

Slightly uneven impression. Faint damp staining in the upper and lower margins, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $350 - $400


Closed on 5/9/2007