"Les Suisses Leurs Sujets et Leurs Alliez. Corrigee et Augmentee d'Apres les Nouvelles Observations de Ms. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences...", Desnos, Louis Charles
Period: 1770 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
26.9 x 19 inches
68.3 x 48.3 cm
A detailed map presenting the rugged topography of the Alps with forests, villages, lakes and rivers identified throughout. A cartouche at lower left presents the coats of arms of the 13 cantons along with those of their allies and subjects. Further decorated by a strapwork title cartouche and compass rose with fleur-de-lis. Based upon an earlier map by Nicolas de Fer. Engraved by P. Starckman. Dissected and backed with linen.
Contemporary outline color with a hint of toning and a small stain below Lake Zurich. Dissected and backed with linen.