Old coloured map of Lake Geneva by J. J. Scheuchzer. The lower left sheet of Scheuchzer's 1713 map of Switzerland in 4 sheets. This is the edition by Pieter Schenk printed in Amsterdam. Shows Lake Geneva, Lake Brienz, Lake Thun, the Valais Alps and the Bernese Alps. With rich marginal illustrations of natural wonders of Switzerland. Including the Drachenstein of Lucerne and the Gemmi Pass.
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer was a Swiss physician, naturalist, geographer and is considered one of Switzerland's most important polymaths. He became best known for his interpretation of fossils as remnants of the Great Flood. During his studies of the Alps, Scheuchzer produced a map of Switzerland in 4 sheets in 1713, which is considered the best map of Switzerland of its time.
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Johann Jakob Scheuchzer: [Nova Helvetiae tabula geographica].
Old coloured map of the Lake Geneva and the Swiss Alps. Printed in Amsterdam by P. Schenk circa 1720.
Switzerland - Scheuchzer, Johann Jakob - [Nova Helvetiae tabula geographica]