"Map of the Republic of Switzerland, Describing Its Twenty-Two Cantons; Including Those of Le Valais, Geneva and Neuchatel...", Wyld, James
Period: 1843 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
32.4 x 21.9 inches
82.3 x 55.6 cm
This intricately detailed map divides Switzerland into 22 cantons. It features excellent topographical detail of the country's mountains, lakes, and rivers. Tables at top right record the population for each canton, the altitudes of various locations, and the elevations of lakes above sea level. A key at bottom right identifies cities, small towns, villages, churches, castles, ruins, monuments, waterfalls, railroads, and more. There are three distance scales. Surrounded by a piano key border. Engraved by J. Walker.
Contemporary outline color on a sturdy sheet with faint offsetting and a few minor edge tears confined to the blank margins.