"[On 3 Sheets] Le Cours du Rhin Depuis Worms, Jusqua a Bonne et les Pays Adjaces [and] ... Depuis Strasbourg Jusqu'a Worms et les Pays Adjacens [and] ... au Dessus de Strasbourg, et les Pais Adjacens", Delisle/Buache
Subject: Western Europe, Rhine River
Period: 1745 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
25.2 x 19.5 inches
64 x 49.5 cm
This trio of intricately engraved and highly detailed maps cover the extent of the Rhine from Bonn to Lake Constance. They mostly delineate the river's course through western Germany, but they also extend into parts of France and Switzerland. Each sheet is dense with topographical detail and place names. Cities identified include Koblenz, Mainz, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Strasbourg, Colmar, Freiburg im Breisgau, and Basel. Originally dated 1704, but this is Buache's issue, dated 1745.
Fine impressions on sturdy sheets with the watermark of the Maltese cross encircled in rosary beads. There is some light foxing that is almost entirely confined to the blank margins.