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Cartographer: Waldseemuller/Fries
Title: : Tabu Nova Helvetiae
Date: 1541      Size: 16 x 13 inches
Published: Lyon
Description: Early woodcut map of Switzerland from the 1541 edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia', edited by Michael Servetus. This map was reduced by Laurent Fries from Martin Waldseemuller's rare 1513 map.
Map Ref: SWAS1509
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Title: : De lacu Lemanno
Date: 1558      Size: 7 x 10 inches
Published: Basel
Description: Early woodblock map of Lake Geneva and the larger settlements that surround it.
Map Ref: SWAS1432
Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Title: : Helvetiae Moderna Descriptio
Date: 1558      Size: 14 x 11 inches
Published: Basel
Description: Early map of Switzerland with pictorial towns and mountain ranges. An archetypal example of 16th century wood-block printing.
Map Ref: SWAS1439
Cartographer: Abraham Ortelius
Title: : Lacus Lemani
Date: 1609      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Antwerp
Description: Rare map of Lake Geneva and its environs. Published only in the later editions of Ortelius' atlas. Latin text on verso. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SWAS1482
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Das Wiflispvr Gergov
Date: c. 1615      Size: 18 x 14 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Dutch Golden Age map of western Switzerland, particularly the cantons of Vaud, Fribourg, Neuchatel, and part of Bern. Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, and the Thunersee are all marked. English edition. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SWAS909
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Wiflispurgergow
Date: 1630      Size: 10 x 8 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Decorative map of southwest Switzerland, particularly the cantons of Vaud, Fribourg, and part of Bern. Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, and the Thunersee are all marked. Cloppenburg edition. Coloured.
Map Ref: SWAS801
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Helvetia
Date: 1630      Size: 19 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Golden Age map of the whole of Switzerland based on Mercator's map first issued in the 1590s and re-issued in Hondius's landmark work of the early seventeenth century. French text on verso. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: SWAS1466
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : The Lake Lemann
Date: 1635      Size: 8 x 6 inches
Published: London
Description: Lake Geneva. Rare Michael Sparke edition with English descriptive text on verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: SWAS1479
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Das Wiflis Purgergow
Date: 1635      Size: 8 x 6 inches
Published: London
Description: Regional map of Switzerland showing the area between the north coast of Lake Geneva and Lake Neuchatel. Michael Sparke edition. Coloured.
Map Ref: SWAS1487
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Zurichou
Date: 1635      Size: 7 x 6 inches
Published: London
Description: Early decorative map of Zurich and its surroundings extending to Basel in the west and to Konstanz in the east. From the rare English edition of Hondius's miniature atlas published by Michael Sparke. Coloured.
Map Ref: SWAS1493
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Helvetia
Date: 1635      Size: 8 x 6 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Switzerland. Reduced map first produced by Jodocus Hondius and Gerhard Mercator in 1606. English text on verso. Coloured.
Map Ref: SWAS1507
Cartographer: Willem & Jan Blaeu
Title: : Lacus Lemanni
Date: c. 1640      Size: 20 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Splendid Dutch Golden Age map of Lake Geneva and the surrounding area, embellished with a grand title cartouche crested by the coat of arms of Geneva. Latin edition. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SWAS1508
Cartographer: Matthaus Merian
Title: : Das Landt Underwalden
Date: 1641      Size: 12 x 8 inches
Published: Frankfurt
Description: Early bird's-eye view of the historic Swiss canton of Unterwalden, one of the three founding members of the Swiss Confederacy in 1315. It is has since been split into Obwalden and Nidwalden. Coloured.
Map Ref: SWAS530
Cartographer: Willem & Jan Blaeu
Title: : Das Wiflispvr-Gergow
Date: c. 1650      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Decorative map of southwest Switzerland, particularly the cantons of Vaud, Fribourg, Neuchatel, and part of Bern. Lake Geneva, Lake Neuchatel, and the Thunersee are all marked. French text on verso. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SWAS897
Cartographer: Robert Morden
Title: : Of Helvaetia, or Schwitzerlandt
Date: 1688      Size: 5 x 7 inches
Published: London
Description: Switzerland. Descriptive text on lower margin. Coloured.
Map Ref: SWAS1266
Cartographer: Pierre Mortier
Title: : La Suisse divisee en ses Treze Cantons, ses Alliez & ses Sujets
Date: c. 1690      Size: 33 x 23 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Exquisite map of Switzerland, first published by Nicolas Sanson, but here published by Mortier. Embellished with the coats of arms of the 13 cantons, 11 allies, and 9 subjects of Switzerland. Vibrant original hand-colour. (BC)
Map Ref: SWAS1492