Antique Maps of Switzerland
View our selection of historical maps of Switzerland. All maps are in good condition unless otherwise noted.
"Republique Helvetique divisee en ses 22 Cantons par F. Delamarche 1829"
Copper engraving made by F. Delamarche in 1829. The map was published in the atlas in 1832.
Orignal outline coloring. Map has vertical centerfold. Crease in lower right image.
26 x 38 cm ( 10.2 x 14.9 ")
Order Nr. SWISSMAP242281
"Potentissimae Helvetiorum Reipublicae Cantones Tredecim." Copper etching by Tobias Conrad Lotter ( (1717-1777) after Tobias Lobeck for the "Atlas Geographicus portabilis" (Pocket-size atlas) published 1760-1762. Original hand coloring.
Rotenbach and Thun are in the center of this fine little detailed map. In the upper right corner is Rottenstein and Kempten in Allgaeu. Part of Lake Garda is in the lower right and on the left is Lake Geneva and a bit of Savoy. In the upper left is Muhlhouse and Basel.
Map Is in Very Good condition.
9.3 x 12.2 cm ( 3.6 x 4.8 ")
Order Nr. SWISSMAP1531
"Argow". Copper etching in very pleasant modern coloring. By Peter Kaerius (1571-1646). Amsterdam, ca 1620. Verso text in Latin.
This map shows the regio of Argau. About the title cartouche is the Rhine River. In the lower left is Leukerbad and Sana and in the upper left is Frauenbrunn and Bern. In the upper right is Walen Lake.
Upper margin has tiny repaired tears. The bottom margin has been reinforced to repair the tears on margin edge and lower left corner. Left edge has binding marks. One small wormhole in orange area lower left. The general condition is Better than Good for a map this age.
14.3 x 19 cm ( 5.6 x 7.4 ")
Order Nr. SWISSMAP1529
"Die Schweiz 1852"
Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original outline coloring.
Map shows Switzerland and surrounding countries. At the bottom of the map is an interesting graph showing the heights of many Swiss mountains.
Hardly noticeable vertical centerfold. Very minor spots on margin edges.
21.4 x 25.4 cm ( 8.4 x 10 ")
Order Nr. SWISSMAP1539
Type of print: Lithograph
Color: Original hand coloring
Publisher: George W. Colton
Published in: "Colton's Atlas of the World illustrating physical and political geography"
Published: New York, 1856
Map includes all "Kantons" of Switzerland
Condition: Light general age toning. Very attractive, bright colors.
A decorative bordure frames this attractive map. Reverse side is blank.
32 x 39,5 cm (ca. 12.6 x 15.6")
Order Nr. SCHWEIZ 239546
"Helvetiae descriptio". Copper etching Egidius Tschudi (1505-1572) for "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius published in 1779. Fine hand coloring.
This map is south-oriented (south is at the top and north at the bottom). On the right is Lake Geneva and the Jura. . In the lower left is Lake Constance, the upper Inn valley and part of southwestern Germany. At the top are Lake Maggiore, Lake Lugano and Lake Como. In the upper left are more of the northern Italian Lakes. The many mountainous areas are shown.
Map has wide margins that have light browning and some light spotting. In the lower margin are two darker spots. In the map image are two hardly noticeable spots (more noticeable on the backside). Overall condition is Much Better than Good.
Order Nr. SWISSMAP1530
"Savoy, Saubaudia". Copper etching by Hermann Moll, ca 1725. Published in London.
Map shows the region betwee Lake Geneva at the top of the map and the Mediterranean at the bottom On the upper right is Lago Maggiore and Lago d'Orta. On the left center is Grenoble. Backside has some text in English about Switzerland.
Map is not printed straight on the page. Light browning on margin edges and some spotting on lower margin. Lower left margin corner has creases. Condition is Almost Good.
Map image: 21 x 18.5 cm ( 8.2 x 7.2 ")
Order Nr. FRANCEMAP1172
“Parte Orientale dell'Elvezia divisa Ne' Suoi Cantoni Di Nuova Projezione"
Eastern Switzerland from Lake Constance (Bodensee) soutz to Lago Maggiore and Lago di Lugano. Cantons shown: Schaffhausen, Zurich, Turgau. Appenzell, Zug, Thurgau, St. Gallen, Glarus, Schwyz, Uri, Graubuenden, Tessin (Ticino)
Type of print: Copper etching
Color: Original hand coloring
Publisher: Antonio Zatta (1757-1797)
Published in: Atlante Novissimo
When: Dated 1781
Condition: Near excellent. only the faintest traces of age. Wide margins
Measurements: 41 x 31 cm (ca. 16.1 x 12.2")
Price: $ 180.00
Order Nr. SWITZERLANDMAP238504SOLD
“Descrittione della Evetia. Helvetia" (Schweiz, Suisse, Switzerland)
Type of print: Copper etching
Artist: Girolamo Porro
Published in: “Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra"
Publisher: Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli
Edition: Italian edition
Editor: Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)
Text: Italian. Complete on front and reverse side
Published in: Venice. Date: 1598
Map size: Ca. 12,5 x 17 cm (ca. 4.9 x 6.7")
Page size: Ca. 28,5 x 19 cm (ca. 11.2 x 7.5")
Condition: Near perfect. Very minor traces of age.
Price: $ 240.00
Order Nr. SWISSMAP238496
"Sued-West Deutschland und Schweiz"
Steel engraving by H. Eberhardt
und Wilh. Weiler for Stieler. Dated 1871.
Very detailed map with Luzern in the center. In the upper left is Chatel, Eseles and Darney in France. In the upper right the map extends as far as Ziementshausen and Krumbach in Swabia. Annecy and Albens are in the lower right corner. In the lower right corner is the northwestern corner of Lombardia with Bagotino and Pisogne in the corner area.
Map has minor spotting in lower margin. Small repair in lower margin on centerfold.
33 x 40 cm ( 12.9 x 15.7 ")
Order Nr. SWISSMAP238243
"Sued - Westliches Deutschland und die Schweiz"
Steel engraving by C. Vogel for
Stieler. Dated 1871.
Very detailed map showing the political divisions of the time. These divisions are named and described in the title inset in the lower right corner. The topography is emphasized on the map, especially the mountainous areas.
Map has a repair on the lower
margin centerfold reaching 16 cm on centerfold. It does not
disturb the overall impression.
31 x 38.5 cm ( 12.2 x 15.1 ")
Order Nr. DEUTSCHLANDMAP238367
“Svizzera Italiana o Cantone Ticino" - “Tirolo Italiano". 2 steel engraved maps with original outline coloring by Pietro Allodi after Filippi Naymiller. Published in “Atlante di Geografia Universale Cronologico, Storio, Statistico e Letterario". Milano at Francesco Pagnoni, 1870
Clean map with wide margins. One pinhead-size black spot within platemark, away from image. Otherwise excellent condition.
42 x 53 cm (16.5 x 20.9")
Order Nr. ITALIAMAP1474
"Carta Geografica Del Ducato Di Savoja". Copper etching by J. Cassini de Thiery, ca 1750. Modern hand coloring.
Savoy is the theme of this map with the decorative hunting scene around the title. At the top is Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Above the tree is part of the Rhône river. At the middle of the right edge is Aosta. Susa is in the lower right.
Map image is very clean. Left margin has been widened. Folds to fit book size. Some spotting on right and lower magins. Light creases on lower margin edge. Condition is Much Better than Good.
32.7 x 42.2 cm ( 12.8 x 16.6 cm)
Order Nr. FRANCEMAP1168
"A Map of Switzerland". Copper etching by Herman Moll ( 1678-1732). Published ca 1725. Modern hand coloring.
This map shows Swizerland with a bit of the northern Italian lake country as well as part of western Austria. Map image is on a complete page that has historical information about Switzerland below map image and continued on backside.
Margins are a bit frayed. Right margin is narrow. Creasing in upper margin reaching into image (hardly visible in image). Repaired tear on lower margin edge. General condition is Good.
Map image: 17.4 x 18.9 cm ( 6.8 x 7.4 ")
Order Nr. SWISSMAP1527
"Territory Basiliensis nova descriptio". Copper etching by Peter Kaerius and ed. by Johann Janssonius, amsterdam, ca 1650. Original hand coloring.
Basel is right in the center of this 3-country region. In the upper left is part of Alsass and northern Burgundy. In the northeast, enclosed by the Rhine river, is the Black Forest of Germany. The lower part of the map is Switzerland. The course of the rhine is from Waldshut in the east as far north as Breisach. Notice the topographical detail on this map.
Map has light toning and a small spot in left margin. Small repaired tears in upper and lower margins on centerfold. General condition is Almost Very Good.
37.7 x 48.8 cm ( 14.8 x 19.2 ")
Order Nr. SWISSMAP1525
Very detailed map of
Switzerland with a city-town population key in the upper
21.5 x 29 cm ( 8.4 x 11.4 ")
Order Nr. SWISSMAP244488
" Helvetiae Conterminarumque Terraru, antiqua descrptio".Copper etching by Peter Bertius (1565-1629) for Philipp Cluver Philipp (1580 - 1623) , an early author of historic maps. His works were published long beyond his lifespan. The This map comes from a pocket size atlas (duodez): Philippi Cluverii. Introductionis in Universam Geographiam tam veterem quam novam Libri. Amsterdam, 1661. Originally colored.Centerfold. Size: ca.12 x 12,5 cm (ca.4.72 x 4.92"). Narrow margins all around, especially on right side. General toning. Minimal foxing.
A very interesting map from a historical and topographical standpoint. In the northwest are the Vosges Mountains and the Doubs River of France. Further south on the west side is Lac Léman (Lake Geneva). In the southwest corner is the source of the Rhine River that play a prominent role on this map. In the northeast is Lake Constance that borders with Germany. In the southeast is the source of the Inn River.
Order Nr. SWISSMAP 1521
" Vindeliciae et Norici conterminarunque terrarum antiqua descriptio". Copper etching by Peter Bertius (1565-1629) for Philipp Cluver Philipp (1580 - 1623) , an early author of historic maps. His works were published long beyond his lifespan. The This map comes from a pocket size atlas (duodez): Philippi Cluverii. Introductionis in Universam Geographiam tam veterem quam novam Libri. Amsterdam, 1661. Originally colored.Centerfold. Size: ca.12 x 12,5 cm (ca.4.72 x 4.92"). Narrow margins all around, especially on right side. General toning. Minimal foxing.
The central part of this map in yellow shows the region of southern Germany known in Celtic times as Vindelicia. In the middle is Lake Ammer with Pilsen Lake attached. The rivers, Lech, Guntia, Amper and Isar (to name a few) flow through this area that reaches from the Alps in the south to the Danube in the north. To the east is the ancient region of Noricum ( in pink) which begins with the Inn River in the west almost to Vienna and the region of the Murr River. The green area to the north of the Danube has a curve of the Rhine River in the far west and includes Bohemia in the northeast. South of the Alps is the region of Rhaetiae and Gallia Helvetii which is today Switzerland. The lakes of northern Italy and the northern part of the Adriatic Sea are in the yellow region.
Order Nr. DEUTSCHLANDMAP1184
Uebersichtskarte von Ober-Italien. Wood engraving dated 1866.
Interesting map of northern Italy and Switzerland that shows some of the major transportation routes.
Reverse side is printed. Clean map.
24 x 34.5 cm ( 9.4 x 13.5 ")
Order Nr. ITALIAMAP1526
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