1831-35 ATLAS - A masterpiece of Alpine Map Making - Switzerland - Delkeskamp
A MASTERPIECE OF ALPINE MAP MAKING
Malerisches Relief des klassischen Bodens der Schweiz. - Relief pittoresque du sol classique de la Suisse. Nach der Natur gezeichnet und radiert von Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp.
In Aquatinta vollendet von Franz Hegi und Johann Jakob Sperli in Zürich.
[Frankfurt am Main, F. W. Delkeskamp, Juni 1830-1835].
9 aquatints in fine laid paper each perfectly mounted on linen in 6 segments and housed in the original card folder. The latter has the index overview pasted to the front cover.
Overall plate size: 320 x 430 mm.
Quite superb nine sheet oblique bird's eye view of north-central Switzerland looking south from Lake Zurich. Each map has a lengthy list of place names numbered to match locations on the map.
Friedrich Wilhelm Delkeskamp was a noted Frankfurt painter who completed at least 12 panoramas and a wide variety of other works. He was noted for plastic-realistic and scientifically accurate representations. He was a publisher and traveled during most summers gathering materials for his illustrations. He was also noted for his mountaineering in order to gain high perspectives.
Folder a little worn and rubbed at the edges. Minor wear to index map pasted to folder. The aquatints in excellent overall condition. Light age spotting.