Antique Maps of Switzerland

Basilia.

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VALEGIO, Francesco.

Origin: Venice, 1595.

A superb miniature map-view of Basil (Basle) in Switzerland, after Braun & Hogenberg. Published in 'Raccolta di le piv illustri et famose citta di tutto il mondo'.

Condition: Uncoloured; light water staining, mainly to margins, otherwise a fine dark impression.

Size: 90 x 135mm (3½ x 5¼ inches).

Reference: 9938

Price: £90

Carte de la Souveraineté de Neuchatel et Vallangin.

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L'ISLE, Guillaume de.

Origin: Paris, c.1710.

A detailed map of Lake Neuchâtel and the area.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning and soiling to the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 480 x 645mm (19 x 25½ inches).

Reference: 10162

Price: £230

Chorographica Tabula Lacus Lemanni, Locorumque circumiacentium Autoe Iac G. Genevensi.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1613, Latin text edition.

A beautiful map of Lake Geneva, orientated with south at the top of the page.

Condition: Finely coloured; signs of old red ink lines under important place names, very light marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 370 x 540mm (14½ x 21¼ inches).

Reference: 7131

Price: £480

Geneva.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, Charles Knight, [1844].

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, engraved by B.R.Davies, with a vignette panorama and an inset map of the environs. From the 1844 edition published by Chas. Knight for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 305 x 380mm (12 x 15 inches).

Reference: 4258

Price: £68

Geneva.

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Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, (S.D.U.K.)

Origin: London, SDUK, 1841.

An early Victorian detailed plan of the city, engraved by B.R.Davies, with a vignette panorama and an inset map of the environs. From the 1844 edition published by Chapman & Hall for The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a very good example.

Size: 300 x 390mm (11¾ x 15¼ inches).

Reference: 10637

Price: £58

Helvetiae Descriptio. Aegidio Tschudo Auct.

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ORTELIUS, Abraham.

Origin: Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition.

A map of Switzerland by Aegidius Tschudi, with south orientated to the top of the page.

Condition: Finely coloured; light marginal soiling and staining, expert repair to lower centrefold, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 345 x 460mm (13½ x 18 inches).

Reference: 10062

Price: £420

Lacus Lemanni locorumque circum:iancentium accuratis:sima descriptio. Auctore Jacobo Goulartio.

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BLAEU, Willem.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1635, First Latin text edition.

A magnificent map of Lake Geneva and surrounding area. From the first edition of Bleau's two volume atlas with Latin text.

Condition: Fine original colour; minor marginal blemishes and an old centrefold repair, otherwise very good.

Size: 415 x 525mm (16¼ x 20¾ inches).

Reference: 6245

Price: £360

Switzerland with its Allies.

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GIBSON, John.

Origin: London, 1792.

A miniature map. From the 'Atlas Minimus', drawn and engraved by John Gibson , revised, corrected and improved by Emanuel Bowen.

Condition: Uncoloured; fine condition.

Size: 65 x 95mm (2½ x 3¾ inches).

Reference: 7629

Price: £36

Switzerland.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, London Printing & Publishing Co., c.1855.

With vignettes of William Tell, Bern, Chamois hunting and Tyrolese dress. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour, an unfolded example in overall fine condition.

Size: 250 x 330mm (9¾ x 13 inches).

Reference: 2941

Price: £56

Switzerland.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

A finely engraved steel map of the country, surrounded by vignettes of William Tell shooting at the apple, Bern, Tyrolese people in a group, chamois hunting and a 'game' that seems to involve trying to throw a cap to the top of a 15' foot pole. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; very minor marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 250 x 330mm (9¾ x 13 inches).

Reference: 7463

Price: £65

Zurych. Tigurum sive Turegum, Caeseri vt plerique existimant, Tigurinus Pagus vulgo Zurich.

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, 1574-.

A splendid view/plan of the city of Zurich, looking across the Zürichsee with such waterborne activities as fishing - there is also a large amount of watermills spanning the river on jetties. From volume III of Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans.

Condition: Fine colour, possibly original; some minor soiling and staining mainly to the margins, pin-hole in the sky area below the main title, only visible when held up to the light, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 365 x 480mm (14¼ x 19 inches).

Reference: 12121

Price: £680