Auction 148, Lot 542

"Nova Helvetiae, Foederatarumque cum ea, nec non Subditarum Regionum Tabula, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis...", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.1 x 18.6 inches
61.2 x 47.2 cm

This densely engraved map of Switzerland depicts the rugged terrain of the area along with the numerous lakes. The map is flanked by the coats of arms of towns throughout Switzerland, and a note on the country's allies. A legend at bottom right identifies towns of various sizes, abbeys, locations with Protestant or Catholic affiliations, baths, etc. A note below indicates that the map is more correct than any previous maps, but that the authors don't guarantee that it is "perfect."

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Condition: A

A nice impression with original color on watermarked paper.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/19/2014

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