Switzerland, Cantons, Noord-Italië; Henri Abraham Chatelain - Carte Generale des Treize Cantons SUISSEs, et des Differents Etats (...) - 1728

Description
Switzerland, Cantons, Noord-Italië; Henri Abraham Chatelain - Carte Generale des Treize Cantons SUISSEs, et des Differents Etats (...) - 1728
Handgekleurde informatieve kopergravure van Zwitserland en omgeving.

Brede marges. Met middenvouw zoals uitgegeven. Verso: blank


Striking large format map of Switzerland, colored by Cantons and other independent regions.

Includes 13 large coats of arms and 22 smaller coats of arms for the various major cities. From Chatelain's 7 volume Atlas Historique, one of the great compilations of the early 18th Century.



Henri Abraham Chatelain (1684 – 1743) was a Huguenot pastor of Parisian origins. He lived consecutively in Paris, St. Martins, London (c. 1710), the Hague (c. 1721) and Amsterdam (c. 1728). He is best known as a Dutch cartographer and more specifically for his cartographic contribution in the seminal seven volume Atlas Historique, published from 1705 to 1720.
The atlas, though published anonymously, is generally known to have been the work of the Chatelain family. Groundbreaking for its time, this work included studies of geography, history, ethnology, heraldry, and cosmography.

Lot details
Object
Map
Country (current geographical location)
Switzerland
Geographical specification
Cantons, Noord-Italië
Map maker/ publisher
Henri Abraham Chatelain
Map/ Book title
Carte Generale des Treize Cantons SUISSEs, et des Differents Etats (...)
Period
1728
Condition
Excellent
Technique
Copper engraving
Additional Information
Handgekleurde informatieve kopergravure van Zwitserland en omgeving.
Size of the largest image
46.5×62 cm
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