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Auction 191, Lot 567

"Carte de la Suisse ou l'on a Marque les Routes Suivies par Mre. Wil. Coxe", Coxe, William

Subject: Switzerland

Period: 1790 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

27.9 x 18.4 inches
70.9 x 46.7 cm
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This striking topographical map of Switzerland shows the routes taken by William Coxe between 1776-86. Coxe was an English historian and priest who traveled extensively throughout Europe as a tutor and traveling companion to various noblement. He accompanied Lord Hebert on his travels around the Swiss and French Alps, and subsequently published a detailed account of his journey. The map is densely engraved with information on cities, roads (marked with zigzag lines), political boundaries, rivers, lakes and topography. Printed on two sheets, joined.


Condition: B+

A nice impression on bright sheets with light soiling, a bit of toning along the joint at bottom, an extraneous horizontal crease, and a repaired chip in the bottom margin. The joint is coming a little loose at top.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/8/2023