"Carte de la Souverainete de Neuchatel et Vallangin...", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Subject: Western Switzerland
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
25 x 19.5 inches
63.5 x 49.5 cm
This striking map covers the region north of the Lake of Neuchatel. It is based on geometrical observations by the Nuremberg engineer David François de Merveilleux (1652-1712). The map is finely engraved to show abbeys and monasteries, castles, battlefields, mineral springs, forests, roads, cities, and towns. Relief is shown pictorially, and the map is oriented with north toward the upper right by a large compass rose. Lengthy historical and geographical notations are on either side of the magnificent cartouche.
Contemporary outline color with later color in the lake and cartouche on a bright, sturdy sheet with one tiny tear at left that has been closed on verso with archival tape. There are light dampstains in the text at top.