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A four-sheet wall map of Switzerland in fine colour

SCHEUCHZER, Johann Jakob.

Nova Helvetiae Tabula Geographica...
Amsterdam: Pieter Schenk, 1712. Fine original colour. Four plates, each c.470 x 565mm.

A very fine example

A large and stunning map of Switzerland in fine original colour, copied from Scheuchzer's map of 1713. The Cantons shown in incredible detail, coloured to differentiate them and depicting the mountainous topography and towns, villages and cities. Around the map are superb vignettes depicting various natural phenomena, inventions and landmarks, as well as the 'Dragon of Lucerne'.
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733), a scholar from Zurich, published 34 works including this detailed map, by far the best map of Switzerland until the end of the 18th century. The east portion, which is the most accurate, was based on Scheuchzer's own observations.


Stock ID : 22650

£3,250

£3,250

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Stock Id :22650

Download Image

A four-sheet wall map of Switzerland in fine colour

SCHEUCHZER, Johann Jakob.

Nova Helvetiae Tabula Geographica...
Amsterdam: Pieter Schenk, 1712. Fine original colour. Four plates, each c.470 x 565mm.

A very fine example

A large and stunning map of Switzerland in fine original colour, copied from Scheuchzer's map of 1713. The Cantons shown in incredible detail, coloured to differentiate them and depicting the mountainous topography and towns, villages and cities. Around the map are superb vignettes depicting various natural phenomena, inventions and landmarks, as well as the 'Dragon of Lucerne'.
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733), a scholar from Zurich, published 34 works including this detailed map, by far the best map of Switzerland until the end of the 18th century. The east portion, which is the most accurate, was based on Scheuchzer's own observations.


Stock ID : 22650

£3,250

£3,250

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