30 September 2014
WEISS , Johann Heinrich (c. 1759-1826). Atlas Suisse. Aarau: J.R. Meyer, 1786-1802.
2 ° (sheet size 577 x 770mm). 17 double-page engraved maps by J. Scheurmann, C. Guerin and M.G. Eichler mounted on guards, all but the last numbered in the plate, the ‘assemblage’ and supplement to maps 8 and 12 combined on sheet 1. Some maps printed in black and blue to show glaciated areas, also with boundaries in colour outline, map no. 13 hand-coloured in blue. (Sheet 3 with 50mm. tear into engraved area, sheet 11 browned at page edges, 15 lightly browned, margins waterstained.) 19-century half calf with red morocco label on upper cover (lightly rubbed). Provenance: Bibliothèque d’Hauteville (label and bookplate; manuscript numbering).
ONE OF THE EARLIEST ATLASES OF SWITZERLAND. Copies with the final map covering the cantons of Berne and Valais, oriented so that south-east is at the top, are rare. Shirley BL Maps T.WEIS-1a.
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