PCT-61926

Nieuwe Kaart van Zwitserland - Tirion (c.1760)

  • Technic: Copperplate engraving / etching. on hand laid (verge) paper.
  • Condition: Very good, given age. Original folds as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
  • Date: 1760
  • Overall size: 41.9 x 38.1 cm
  • Image size: 39.1 x 33 cm
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Description: Antique print, titled: 'Nieuwe Kaart van Zwitserland.' - Very detailed map of Switzerland illustrating the mountainous topography and locating the major fortified cities.

Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Made by 'Isaak Tirion' after an anonymous artist. Isaak Tirion, a Dutch publisher in Amsterdam, was born 1705. He produced serveral Atlases and Dutch town plans. The maps mainly based on those of Guillaume de l'Isle. He died in 1765. Thomas Salmon (1679-1767), historical and geographical writer.