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SCHEDEL, D. Hartmann. [Incunable Prospect of Basel]
Basilea. Augsburg, Johann Schönsperger, 1497. Latin text edition. Old mss. text highlighting. Woodcut, printed area 85 x 190mm, set in a page of text. Trimmed to printed border on left, re-margined.
An imaginary view of Basel, published in a small folio edition of the 'Nuremberg Chronicle'. Despite the eight editions (one possibly as late as 1604) fewer of these were printed than the Nuremberg original. A rare incunabule.
[Ref: 9232]    £200.00 ($264 • €224 rates)

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [The Waldseemuller / Fries map of Switzerland in early colour.]
[Ta. Here. Helve.] Strassburg, Johannes Grüninger, 1525. Contemporary colour. Woodcut, printed area 310 x 415mm.
A rare example in original colouring of the Fries reduction of Waldsemuller's antique map of Switzerland.. On verso is a text surrounded by woodcut column decorations, with the title as above. Originally intended not for a Ptolemy edition but for a new "Chronica mundi" being written by Wäldseemüller, his death c.1520 caused the project to be shelved, so the woodcuts were used to publish a smaller sized and so cheaper edition of the 'Geography'.
[Ref: 12519]    £1,800.00 ($2,376 • €2,016 rates)

MERCATOR, Gerard. [Rare second edition of Mercator's map of Zurichgow in fine original colour]
[Zurichgovv et Basiliensis Provincia.] Duisburg: Rumold Mercator, 1595. Fine original colour. 360 x 470mm. Tiny hole near centre fold at top.
Decorative map of Zurichgow engraved by Mercator himself and published in the second edition of his complete three-volume atlas, the same year as the first edition, both published posthumously in 1595. The title, as above, is taken from the text on the reverse. Issues published before the acquisition of the plates by Jodocus Hondius are rare, especially in such fine hand colour. KOEMAN: Me 93B.
[Ref: 13395]    £550.00 ($726 • €616 rates)

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [16th century Dutch map of Switzerland]
Helvetiae Descriptio. Aegidio Tschudo Auct. Antwerp, 1579, Latin text edition. Old colour. 345 x 450mm. A fine example.
An attractive and detailed map of Switzerland, oriented with north to the bottom of the map, after the map by Aegidius Tschudi, 1538. VAN DEN BROECKE: 115.
[Ref: 11278]    £650.00 ($858 • €728 rates)

HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [17th century map of Lake Léman]
Lacus Lemani Vicinorumq. Locorum Nova et Accurata Descriptio. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, c.1630, blnk verso. Original colour. 380 x 500mm. Slight toning of paper.
A decorative map of Lake Léman, with Haute Savoy, marking Geneva & Lausanne. Engraved by Jodocus Hondius Junior, It is based on the map introduced the Ortelius atlas by Vrients in 1608. This version first appeared in an Appendix published by Jansson in 1630; the blank reverse suggests this is from that issue. KOEMAN: Me 31a.
[Ref: 16997]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)

JANSSON, Jan. [17th century map of Switzerland]
Helvetiæ, Rhetiæ & Valesiæ cum omnibus finitibus regionibus Tabula Vulgo Schweitzerland. Amsterdam: 1647, Latin text. Original colour. 425 x 540mm.
Switzerland, with decorative cartouches for the title, scale, key and list of Cantons.This example was published in the 'Atlas Contractus', a two-volume atlas, issued two years after Jansson's death by his son-in-law, Jan Jansson van Waesbergen. KOEMAN: Me 58.
[Ref: 13394]    £500.00 ($660 • €560 rates)

BEREY, Nicolas. [A scarce French carte-à-figures of Switzerland]
Carte Generale des treze cantons de Suisse, Vallay ligues Grise, Maison-Dieu & Valteline. 1654. Paris: Nicolas Langois, c.1675. Coloured. 405 x 520mm. Small repair at centre fold.
A rare map of Switzerland, a pirate copy of the map by Jodocus Hondius junior of 1630, itself a scarce map. The prospects along the top are Lucerne, St. Gallen, Bern, Solothurn and Schaffhausen, with larger views of Basel and Zurich in the bottom corners. The costume vignettes are pairs of nobles, merchants and peasants, men on the left and women on the right.
[Ref: 17721]    £2,800.00 ($3,696 • €3,136 rates)

MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Switzerland]
Helvetia Antiqua. Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8909]    £140.00 ($185 • €157 rates)

GARDELLE, Robert. [An 18th century prospect of Geneva]
Veue de la Ville de Geneve du coté du Septentrion. Geneva, c.1730. Coloured. 210 x 715mm. Repaired tears.
A panoramic view of Geneva from the north, drawn by Antoine Chopy after a painting by Robert Gardelle (1682-1766), a Geneva-born painter known for the speed that he completed his portraits. Engraved by J.G. Seiller, the view is usually found in Jacob Spon's 'Histoire de Genève. Rectifiée & augmentée par d'amples notes'. This example, printed on thick paper, lack binding folds, so appears to be a separate issue.
[Ref: 14497]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of Switzerland]
Nova Totius Helvetiae cum suis Subditis ac Sociis Tab. Geogr. Augsburg, c.1740. Fine original colour. 500 x 575mm. Laid on contemporary hessian, edged with green cloth.
Decorative map of Switzerland with a title cartouche containing allegorical figures and the arms of the cantons. A key lists features in the eight illustrations around the map, which includes waterfalls, marine fossils found on mountains and even a dragon !
[Ref: 15197]    £680.00 ($898 • €762 rates)

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