"Swisserland". Old Swiss Confederacy. w/o Geneva. Mont Blanc. THOMSON 1817 map

"Swisserland". Old Swiss Confederacy. w/o Geneva. Mont Blanc. THOMSON 1817 map

Product SKU: P-8-000615

Price £179.00

'Swisserland. Mont Blanc, nearly three miles above the level of the sea.' by Drawn & engraved by Thomas Clerk for John Thomson's "New General Atlas" (Published in 1817. Engraved in 1814; this date is marked on the map). Antique early 19th century atlas map with original hand colouring, 62.0 x 53.0cm, 24.5 x 20.75 inches; Please note that this is a folding map.

This large, fascinating map depicts "Swisserland", the Republic of the Swiss, or the Old Swiss Confederacy, a precursor to the modern

TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Swisserland. Mont Blanc, nearly three miles above the level of the sea.'

This large, fascinating map depicts "Swisserland", the Republic of the Swiss, or the Old Swiss Confederacy, a precursor to the modern state of Switzerland, as it had been up to 1798. The map was engraved in 1814 (this date is printed on the map), but published in 1817. The borders as shown exclude Geneva, which had been annexed by Napoleon. Geneva and surrounding territory were admitted to the Swiss Confederacy following the Congress of Vienna in 1815. The south eastern borders of the country differ from the modern borders of Switzerland in that they include the Free State of the Three Leagues (Freistaat der Drei Bünde), an associate of the Old Swiss Confederacy, which eventually coalesced into the Swiss canton of Graubünden. At the bottom is a fine view of Mont Blanc.

DATE PRINTED: Published in 1817. Engraved in 1814; this date is marked on the map    

IMAGE SIZE: Approx 62.0 x 53.0cm, 24.5 x 20.75 inches (Large); Please note that this is a folding map.

TYPE: Antique early 19th century atlas map with original hand colouring

CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Minor offsetting -text and/or images from the facing page have left an impression on the print. Please check the scan for any blemishes prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless otherwise stated. We offer a no questions asked return policy.

AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic map, published at the date stated above. It is not a modern copy.

VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain

FOLDING: This is a folding map.

ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Drawn & engraved by Thomas Clerk for John Thomson's "New General Atlas"

PROVENANCE: "A new general atlas", consisting of a series of geographical designs, on various projections, exhibiting the form and component parts of the globe; and a collection of maps and charts, delineating the natural and political divisions of the Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World", Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Company, for John Thomson and Company, Edinburgh; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, London; and John Cumming, Dublin [Thomson's New General Atlas]

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