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Important tinted lithograph view of St. Gallen by C. Matter. In the bottom left corner “dessine d’aprs nature par Egid. Federle”. Published by J. U. Locher in St. Gallen in 1860.
Rare copper engraved map of Switzerland. Showing Cantons and other independent regions, towns, villages, landmarks, forests, rivers and mountains. Relief shown pictorially. Includes decorative cartouches and compass rose. As in the title the map shows also the Valtellina, the beautiful valley in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, bordering Switzerland.
Very fine prospect view of Bern with published in Bodenehr’s Curioses Staats und Kriegs Theatrum. Gabriel Bodenehr (1664 – 1758) was a copper engraver and publisher. In 1716 he bought the copper plates of Johann Stridbeck (1640 – 1716), revised and completed them with his own maps, views and plans, and published them in several works with different titles.
A magnificent large and very decorative pictorial map folded in self cover surrounded by notes and illustration of flowers, with the compass rose in the center. Shows buildings. landmarks, peoples, animals, roads, railroads, waterways, churches, tourist attractions, geographical features and places of interest. A short guide by Hans Jenny, and illustrations on verso. Designed by Eduard Imhof after a drawn by Otto Muller. Published by the Swiss National Tourist Office in Bern in 1939.
Very rare map engraved by Elias Baeck from ?Der curiose und .. Nssliche Dollmetscher..? published in Augsburg in 1748. The map has decorative cartouche and a nice original colouring. Missing in many reference.
An interesting and scarce pre-war English language tour guide to Japan. Color endpaper illustrations by Hiroshige. According to the preface this is a revision and condensation of the Japanese sections, Vols. II and III, of the Official Guide to Eastern Asia, 1914. With 36 maps, 14 town plans and 10 illustrations.
Stunning prospect view of Lutzern at the left and right side with a text about the city. Published in Bodenehr’s Curioses Staats und Kriegs Theatrum. Gabriel Bodenehr (1664 – 1758) was a copper engraver and publisher. In 1716 he bought the copper plates of Johann Stridbeck (1640 – 1716), revised and completed them with his own maps, views and plans, and published them in several works with different titles.
Handsome map of whole Switzerland from the Mercator Hondius “Atlas Minor” published in Amsterdam in 1648 at Jannsonius with german text on verso. In 1607 Jodocus Hondius published a reduced size version of Mercator’s “Atlas”, itself suitably titled “Atlas Minor”. The maps were copied from those of the great cartographer Mercator of around 1580-90 or were reductions of Hondius’ own maps of 1606. Almost 20 years later Joannes Janssonius commissioned a new set of copperplates to be engraved by Pie
A particularly attractive pictorial map of Switzerland by anonymous author published in 1930 circa. This map is covered with beautiful vignettes describing major towns and very nice landmarks along the roads like skiers or cows. Includes decorative cartouche, compass rose and inset lovely views of Locarno and Martigny. Uncommon.
Important and rare map of this region of Swiss. In 1578, Gerard De Jode published his atlas entitled Speculum Orbis Terrarum.This work, likely due to the strong market presence of Ortelius’ Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, sold poorly. This map comes from the second and last edition of the Atlas by Cornelis De Jode. [cod.217/15]
A very nice aquatint view by Gabriel Lory showing Mont Blanc glacier at the foot of a hill with a stream flowing from it and some bare rock in the foreground; two figures on the left of the mouth of the cave and three in the right hand foreground. Published in Paris at Osterwald in 1820.