Auction 149, Lot 524

"Carte Ancienne de la Suisse avec des Remarques Abregees sur les Divers Evenemens et Revolutions qui y sont Arrivees, et Particulierement Celles qui Ont Donne Lieu a Leur Liberte", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1708 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique Vol. 2 No. 61

Color: Hand Color

17.7 x 13.9 inches
45 x 35.3 cm

A most attractive sheet containing a map of ancient Switzerland, plus six scenes of historical events in Switzerland. The legend of William Tell is illustrated in the panel at lower-left with the unlucky apple-topped boy unwillingly roped to the tree. The map measures 7.6 x 7.1".


Condition: A

Attractive color on watermarked paper with a hint of toning along centerfold and a professionally repaired tear that enters 1/4" into vignette at bottom near centerfold.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/21/2014