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NOUVELLE CARTE Illustrée de la SUISSE
Paris., 1857. PRÉSENTANT LES DIVISIONS PHYSIQUES ET POLITIQUES, LES ROUTES ET LES CHEMINS DE FER, LES VILLES INDUSTRIELLES, LES LIEUX REMARQUABLES PAR DES CURIOSITÉS NATURELLES. les principales mines exploitées et les établisemments d'eau minerale A new illustrated map of Switzerland presenting the physical and political divisions, the roads and railways, the industrial towns, remarkable places of natural curiosities. The major active mines and mineral water establishments. . Steel engraving. Original outline colour with later additions. Very good condition Size: 84 x 59.5 cm. An interesting view of Switzerland from a commercial and industrial perspective. There is statistical information about various Swiss cities and regions on both sides of the map with 22 attractive vignettes depicting industry native to each area as well as its architecture and landscape. These include Bern, Geneva, Lucerne and Zurich among others. The actual map has industrial centres, mines, major roads and railways, and places of interest marked on it. Alexandre Vuillemin (1812-1880) was a cartographer and a book editor based in Paris. Despite a prolific cartographic career, much of Vuillemin's life is shrouded in mystery. What is known is that his studied under the prominent French Auguste Henri Dufour (1798-1865). Vuillemin's most important work is his detailed, highly decorative large format Atlas de Géographie Commerciale et Industrielle, from which this map is taken.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington]
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