Catalog Archive
Auction 183, Lot 400

"Les Suisses et les Grisons, avec Leurs Allies et Leurs Sujets", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1762 (dated)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

11.7 x 9.4 inches
29.7 x 23.9 cm
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This delicately engraved map is filled with details of political boundaries, rivers, mountains, and towns. A color-coded legend at bottom right identifies the regions of the Swiss, their subjects, their allies, and the subjects of the Grisons region, which was an ally of Switzerland at the time and didn't become part of the Republic until 1798. The large decorative title cartouche fills the top left corner. The map was engraved by E. Dussy and the cartouche by Arrivet. This is the first state.

References: Pedley #283.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with original color in the map and later color in the cartouche on paper with a Strasbourg Lily watermark. There are two worm holes confined to the far blank margins.

Estimate: $90 - $110

Sold for: $45

Closed on 6/9/2021