Antique rare maps of Switzerland


1590 - Vero Dissegno Del Lago Di Geneva Con i Luoghi Chel Circondao

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Previously Unknown First State Important early of Lake Geneva, published by Giacomo Franco and Lucca Bertelli. The present map is perhaps the second earliest known map of Geneva, and is based upon the map of Giacomo Fornasieri (1589 circa), the...


1598 - Gallia Narbonens [on sheet with] Savaudiae Ducat. [on sheet with] Venuxini Comitatus Descr.

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Fine old color example. The regions include a detailed area map of the Avignon region on the upper Rhodanus River (and coastline from Narbone to Marseille) and the area around Lake Geneva, extending west to Lyon, and showing Grenoble, Geneva, San...


1602 - Vraye Representation De Lescalade Entreprise Sur Geneve Par Les Savoyards et sal Bell Deliverance L'An 1602 XII De Decembre

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Early 17th Century image of L'Escalade, commemorating the defeat of the siege of Geneva by Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy in December 12, 1602. Around the central engraving, which shows a bird's eye view of the armies around Geneva, are smaller...


1609 - Lacus Lemani Vicinorumque Locorum Nova et Accurata Descriptio

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Fine example of Jan Baptiste Vrients' map of the Lake Geneva region, which first appeared in the 1608 edition of Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. A number of islands shown off the coast. Includes 3 sailing ships, a sea monster and 3 large...


1617 - Nova Helvetiae Tabula

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One of the Most Decorative 17th Century Maps of Switzerland. Decorative early map of Switzerland, including 7 city views and 6 costumed figures. Hondius' map of Switzerland is one of the most decorative single sheet maps of Switzerland published in...


1619 - Helvetia cum finitimis regionibus confoederatis

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Nice old color example of Gerhard Mercator's detailed map of Switzerland, from his Atlas Sive Comographie . . . , the first book of maps to include the title of "Atlas." One of the earliest maps of Switzerland to appear in a modern atlas.


1619 - Das Wiflispurgergou

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Old color example of Mercator's detailed map of southwestern Switzerland showing Geneva, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, Lake Biel, Bern, Freiburg, Lake Thuner, etc. Decorative cartouche.


1620 - Chorographica Tabula Lacus Lemanni Locorumque Circumiacentium Auctore Iac. G. Genevensi

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Finely colored example of Jodocus Hondius' map of the Lake Geneva area, oriented to the southeast. Includes fine detail and decorative embellishment. The extremely rare early editions of this map include 5 portraits at the bottom, which are now...


1624 - Italia Gallica, Sive Gallia Cisalpina, Ex conatibus Geographicis Abrah. Ortelijā€¦.

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Decorative example of this fine map of Northern Italy and contiguous regions, extending from Venice on the Adriatic, to Pisa and Nice on the Mediterranean, to Lake Geneva in the west, and the Alps in the North, from Ortelius' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum,...


1625 - Charte De La Suisse, De La Rhetie, ou Des Grisons, De La Valtelin, Du Valay, & autres Seigneuries Visines Exactement dressee sur les Lieux par Gaspr Baudouin Ingenieur Militaire & Capitaine de l'artillerie du Roy . . . en L'Estat de Millan -- 1625

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Rare early Tavernier map of Switzerland and part of Italy, based upon the surveys of Gaspard Baudouin, illustrating the region of Switzerland and Northern Italy which was the scene of military action during the reign of Louis XIII. The map extends...


1635 - Sueviae Nova Tabula.

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Antique engraved map of the area south of Heidelberg, showing Stuttgart, Ulm, Augsburg, and the River Danube. It also covers some of northern Switzerland including Basel and Zurich. The map was made by Willem Janszoon Blaeu in Amsterdam. The map...


1635 - Argow cum parte merid. Zurichgow

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Antique engraved map of the Swiss Canton of Argow, south of Zurich, published by Willem Janszoon Blaeu in Amsterdam. The map shows Lucern and Lake Lucern.


1635 - Das Wiflispurgergow Gerardo Mercatore Auctore

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Detailed map of Southwestern Switzerland, showing Geneva, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, Lake Biel, Bern, Freiburg, Lake Thuner, etc. Decorative cartouche.


1635 - Alpinae seu Foederatae Rhaetiae Subditarumque ei Terrarum nova descriptio.

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Antique Willem Janszoon Blaeu map of the Canton of Grisons, the largest and easternmost Canton of Switzerland. The map shows the towns and cities of the mountainous region, including Davos and St. Moritz. Beautiful cartouche at the upper right with...


1640 - Geneve. Genff

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Decorative plan of Geneva, Switzerland and the Rosne River, including the entrance to Lake Geneva, published by Merian. Includes a decorative coat of arms.


1645 - Lucerna Helvetiorum Vulgo Lucernn

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First State in Original Hand-Color. Fantastic etched view of Lucerne, Switzerland, by Wenceslaus Hollar, one of the best practitioners of the art in the 17th century. As is typical of his work, here Hollar elevates the depiction of Lucerne above what...