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London: George Virtue, 1836. Illustrated in a series of views taken on the spot and expressly for this work, by W.H. Bartlett. Title page engraving, many engraved plates, 2 volumes. 4to, older 1/2 black morocco with gilt-decorated spines (well-worn but sound and attractive with minimal foxing; folding map and tissue guard in first volume have tears). London: George Virtue, 1836. Very good.
Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, 1662. Map. Engraving. Image measures 15 x 19.5". This detailed map of eastern Switzerland depicts the Graubunden Canton. Includes Chur, Davos, St. Moritz, etc. The region of Graubunden was once part of the Roman Empire's Raetia province. Throughout, the map labels cities, towns, villages with topography beautifully rendered in profile. The four corners of the map include beautifully engraved cartouches with the title cartouche engraved by Philip Cluver featuring soldiers and river gods. Engraved by Simon Hamersveldt...
Amsterdam. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 15" x 19.75". This striking circa 1640 map by Willem Blaeu depicts the regions of Zurich and vicinity, Switzerland. The map covers northern Switzerland and extends from Mullhouse to the Obersee. The important towns of Basel, Lucerne, Zurich, Argow, and several others are noted in profile. The map also labels lakes, rivers and other topographic features with beautifully rendered mountains and forests. Latin text on verso provides interesting history and description of...
Basel: Hermann Krull, 1911. Color map, 12 color plates, many b/w plates, folding b/w map in back pocket. 102pp. Small folio, original white pictorial cloth, cloth soiled, inner hinges strengthened, spine ends and edges of corners lightly worn. Basel: Hermann Krull, 1911. The color plates are views of streets and buildings that existed in Basel in 1615.
Geneva: Olizane, 1995. Profusely illustrated with large glossy color photographs of the city and its environs, some folding. Large oblong 4to, white cloth, glossy photographic d.w. and matching cloth slipcase. Geneve: Editions Olizane/Rolex, 1995. First EditionPreface is in English and French; the photo captions are also in German, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Arabic, and Japanese. First edition. A fine copy in a fine dust wrapper and slipcase.
Montagnola: Bodoni, 1925. 28 pages, untrimmed, light foxing on fly-leaves, tall slim folio, green board, vellum spine (lightly soiled, tiny chip). (Montagnola: Officina Bodoni, 1925). Very Good. Number 82 of only 275 copies. This edition prints the original Latin text of the pact on which the Swiss Confederation is based, as well as translations of the pact into languages recognized in Switzerland: German, French, Italian, Ladin, and Romansh.
New York: Storefer & Kirchner, 1874. Illustrated with 24 photographic plates of oil paintings by G. Closs and O. Froelicher, each mounted on heavy hinged stock within decorative borders; other in-text wood engravings by G. Roux. 148pp. Folio, ornate gilt-stamped pictorial cloth with leather spine (quite worn along backstrip, joints splitting, hinges reinforced; some light foxing). all edges gilt. New York: Storefer & Kirchner and Boston" Lea & Shepard, (no date, circa 1874). A good copy.
1745. Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 19 x 25.5". This beautiful map depicts the Neuchatel region of Switzerland, showing the town of Neuchatel as well as Lake Neuchatel. It is based on a 1710 original by David François de Merveilleux redone by Guillaume de L'Isle and published by Philippe Buache. The map is is finely detailed with abbeys and priories, castles, battlefields, mineral springs, and forests. An elegant compass rose is shown in Lake Neuchatel, and a decorative...
Augsburg: Johann Praetorius, 1658. Miniature map. Uncolored engraving. Image measures 2.5" x 4.25". Nice early map of Swizterland, showing Basel, Bern, Lake Geneva, part of Burgundy, Grenoble and Lion. North is oriented at the left side of the page. Published in the world atlas section of "Historiae universalis auctarium". Latin text on back, headed by "Hibernia". Page marked "XX" and "g5". Minor stain on left half, overall wear.
Berne. Publie sur l'ordre du chef de l'Etat-major general, le colonel-commandant de corps Sprecher von Bernegg, sous la direction du colonel M. Feldmann et du capitaine H. G. Wirz. Maps, some color or folding, text illus. 2 vols. Thick large 8vo, decoprative white cloth (spotted). Berne, 1915-1935. Very good. Military history of Switzerland from the 14th to the 16th centuries.
London: Adam & Charles Black, 1904. Color frontispiece and numerous color plates painted by A.D. McCormick, 294pp., thick 8vo, 3/4 morocco, gilt-decorative spine, raised bands, t.e.g., lettered tissue guards; (some light foxing, corners lightly rubbed). London: Adam and Charles Black, 1904. Very Good.