|Method||Copper engraved with hand colour|
|Artist||de Leth, Hendrick|
|Published||Augmentees de Nouveau a Amsterdam Chez H. de Leth. [c.1785]|
|Dimensions||160 x 215 mm|
A late-eighteenth century French map of Switzerland, engraved by de Leth and reissued in Gerrit Brender a Brandis' Nieuwe Natuur-Geschied-en Handelkundige Zak-en Reis-Atlas. Each of the Cantons are outlined in hand colour, and mountains and lakes are shown pictorially. In the top right corner, the title and a scale in Swiss and German miles is enclosed by a border featured the arms of the thirteen Cantons.
Hendrick de Leth (1703-1766) was a Dutch printmaker, cartographer, author, art dealer, and natural historian. His father, Andries de Leth was also a printseller and mapmaker, having taken over the business of the much more famous and successful Visscher family from the widow of Nicolaes Visscher II. Hendrick de Leth is principally known for his copper-engraved views of Amsterdam, and an atlas entitled Nieuwe geographische atlas en historische atlas, van de Zeven Vereenigde Nederlandsche Provintien.
Condition: Vertical folds as issued. Minor time toning to edges of sheet. Blank on verso.