Geneva Switzerland 1687 rare birds-eye view engraved title page cherubs
Geneva Switzerland 1687 rare birds-eye view engraved title page cherubs Geneva Switzerland 1687 rare birds-eye view engraved title page cherubs
$ 95.00

The History of Geneva.

(Switzerland- city view- birds-eye perspective- prospect view.

Issued 1687, London, for Bernard White.

Charming 17th century copper engraved prospect birds-eye view seen below two cherubs holding a title banner aloft below the city seal.

Delightful ornamental and well engraved title page to a very rare and expensive topographical and historical book, the background showing a splendid small near miniature birds-eye view of the city.

The image has a near folk-art feel, a style of cartographic image quite unique to this time in history. Utterly unlike anything produced today and of modern aesthetic appeal for this reason.

Sheet measures c. 10 3/4 " H x 6 3/4 " W.

Printed area measures c. 8 5/8" H x 5 1/4 " W.

Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 4.

[R18624]