antique prints, maps and watercolors

Willem Blaeu. (Switzerland, Italian Lake District). Amsterdam [1635] - 1640. $625.00

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“Helvetia cum finitimis regionnnibus confoederatis”

A highly detailed map of the region of Switzerland and Northern Italy including Lake Geneva, Maggiore Lake, Como Lake and Lake Constance. Beautifully engraved with many topographical details. Cities large and small are named including Bern, Basel, Zug, Lugano, and many more. The map features a small charming cartouche of two gentlemen shaking hands in greeting.
This map was included in the Latin edition of Theatrum Orbis Terrarum sive Atlas Novus, printed in Amsterdam in 1640.

Full original hand colored copperplate engraving.
19 ¾ x 23 ½ inches, sheet. Full untrimmed margins. Latin text on verso.
Very nice condition, patina to paper, centerfold flattened.