Switzerland shows cantons 1766 Brion Desnos decorative old map cartouche
Switzerland shows cantons 1766 Brion Desnos decorative old map cartouche Switzerland shows cantons 1766 Brion Desnos decorative old map cartouche
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La Suisse, Divisee en ses Cantons, ses Allies, et Sujets, et distinguee en Pays Catholiques Protestans et Mixtes.

(Switzerland divided into Cantons and distinguised into lands Catholic, Protestant and mixed).


Issued Paris, 1764-6 by Brion de la tour & Desnos.

Decorative mid-18th century antique map. Engraved with beautiful full original hand color. Map is surrounded by two columns of text which have been separately printed with movable type and then pasted onto the sheet by the publisher as issued.

Sheet remains well preserved, edges slightly worn, minor old paper repair in blank margin, keeping in mind map is not modern or new, so minor paper flaws unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Clean, well-preserved and pleasing example, lovely visual appearance.

Original fold lines as issued.

Sheet measures c. 13 1/8"H x 19 3/4"W.

Printed area measures c. 9"H x 10 1/8"W.

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol.1, p. 191.

[R16569]