1723 Scheuchzer SWISS ALPS Voyages Illustrated Switzerland Zurich Bern Travel

SCHEUCHZER, Johann Jakob

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Johann Jakob Scheuchzer was an early 18th-century Swiss scholar who is best remembered for his incredible travelogues. Beginning in 1702, Scheuchzer traveled to nearly every corner of Switzerland focusing his excursions on natural studies, mountains, and glaciers. And while most of the work was scientifically accurate, he does include anecdotal evidence of dragons! According to Fischer, Scheuchzer was the first to make the nature of Switzerland be the focus of any comprehensive research.

 

This report was published under the title ‘Itinera Alpina’ – an itinerary of his adventures in the Swiss Alps. This 1723 Leiden edition was published by Vander Aa, and is notable for its exquisite full-page illustrations of cities views, natural bridges and waterfalls, and Swiss relics. This example is the first two volumes of Scheuchzer’s famous travel work.

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1723 Scheuchzer SWISS ALPS Voyages Illustrated Switzerland Zurich Bern Travel

 

Johann Jakob Scheuchzer was an early 18th-century Swiss scholar who is best remembered for his incredible travelogues. Beginning in 1702, Scheuchzer traveled to nearly every corner of Switzerland focusing his excursions on natural studies, mountains, and glaciers. And while most of the work was scientifically accurate, he does include anecdotal evidence of dragons! According to Fischer, Scheuchzer was the first to make the nature of Switzerland be the focus of any comprehensive research.

 

This report was published under the title ‘Itinera Alpina’ – an itinerary of his adventures in the Swiss Alps. This 1723 Leiden edition was published by Vander Aa, and is notable for its exquisite full-page illustrations of cities views, natural bridges and waterfalls, and Swiss relics. This example is the first two volumes of Scheuchzer’s famous travel work.

 

Item number: #9594

Price: $2950

 

SCHEUCHZER, Johann Jakob

 

Ouresiphoitēs Helveticus, sive, Itinera per Helvetiae Alpinas regiones facta annis MDCCII, MDCCIII, MDCCIV, MDCCV, MDCCVI, MDCCVII, MDCCIX, MDCCX, MDCCXI: plurimis tabulis aeneis illustrate

 

Lugduni Batavorum: Typis ac sumptibus P. vander Aa, 1723.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes in 1
    • I – [16], 167, [1]
      • 54 engraved plates
        • 43 full-page
        • 11 folding
      • II – [4], 169-342 (i.e. 342—350)
        • 18 engraved plates
          • 13 full-page
          • 5 folding
        • Language: Latin
        • Binding: Vellum; tight & secure
        • Size: ~9.25in X 7in (23.5cm x 18cm)
        • Extremely rare and desirable

 

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9594

Categories

Arts & Architecture

Voyages & Exploration & Maps

Authors

SCHEUCHZER, Johann Jakob

Printing Date

18th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete