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Auction 190, Lot 465

"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

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1770 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

26.9 x 19 inches
68.3 x 48.3 cm
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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.


Condition: B+

Contemporary outline color with a hint of toning and a small stain below Lake Zurich. Dissected and backed with linen.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $130

Closed on 11/16/2022