"L Ancienne et Importante Ville de Genesve Reprsentee au Naurel en l Aspct Meridional avec le Paizaige Circonvoizin 1640", Boisseau, Jean
Subject: Geneva, Switzerland
Period: 1640 (dated)
Publication: Theatre des Citez
Color: Black & White
32.8 x 9.9 inches
83.3 x 25.1 cm
This very rare and striking panoramic view of the city of Geneva depicts the fortified city engaged in battle, with numerous cannons firing. A lettered key identifies 26 of locations. The city is viewed from the south, with the Rhone River at left and the Arve River running along the bottom of the view. Printed on two sheets, joined. Engraved by J. Poinssart.
References: Pastoureau, BOISSEAU I .
A dark impression on watermarked paper with one small worm hole at top right and a 4" clean cut adjacent to the centerfold at top that has been professionally repaired. Trimmed to the neatlines.