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Charte von der Republik Schweiz

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Article ID EUC4007
Artist Walch (1757-1815)
Johann Walch ( 1757 in Kempten-Allgäu- 1815 Augsburg ) was a german painter, drawer, printer and publisher. He was the son of Sebastian Walch and married in 1786 the daughter of the printer and publisher Johann Martin Will and worked with his father in law. In 1789 he was able to pruchase the herritage material of the copper printer and publisher Matthäus Seutter und Tobias Conrad Lotter with 208 copper plates and 25000 maps material. With this material he expanded the company into the famous map publishing company called „Joh. Walch’sche Landkarten Handlung“. Later then, it was called "Druckerei Joh. Walch".
Title Charte von der Republik Schweiz
Year ca. 1810
Description
Detailed map of Switzerland showing all cantons.

Switzerland: Since 1848, the Swiss Confederation has been a federal state of relatively autonomous cantons, some of which have a history of confederacy that goes back more than 700 years, putting them among the world's oldest surviving republics. The early history of the region is tied to that of Alpine culture. Switzerland was inhabited by Gauls and Raetians, and it came under Roman rule in the 1st century BC. Gallo-Roman culture was amalgamated with Germanic influence during Late Antiquity, with the eastern part of Switzerland becoming Alemannic territory. The area of Switzerland was incorporated into the Frankish Empire in the 6th century. In the high medieval period, the eastern part became part of the Duchy of Swabia within the Holy Roman Empire while the western part was part of Burgundy.
Place of Publication Augsburg
Dimensions (cm)18 x 22,5
ConditionPerfect condition
Coloringoriginal colored
TechniqueCopper print

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