Around Switzerland in 80 Maps: A Truly Magical and Engrossing Journey Across Switzerland's History (Paperback)

Around Switzerland in 80 Maps: A Truly Magical and Engrossing Journey Across Switzerland's History By Diccon Bewes, Laura Tobler (Illustrator), Renate Zeller (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Diccon Bewes, Laura Tobler (Illustrator), Renate Zeller (Illustrator)
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Description


A tour of Switzerland through historical and contemporary maps


A map is the perfect pictorial way to explain and entertain. This book achieves both of these goals and provide a detailed picture of Switzerland. Diccon Bewes' search for original maps led him through official archives and private collections. The results are presented here, along with the fascinating stories behind them: from the circular island map of 1480 to the birth of modern Swiss cartography; from the British rail plan for Switzerland to a Soviet map of Basel during the Cold-War; from the 1970s Zurich map for men to the vision of a Greater Switzerland with 40 cantons.

About the Author


Diccon Bewes is the author of Swisswatching, a Financial Times Book of the Year.


Product Details
ISBN: 9782940481309
ISBN-10: 294048130X
Publisher: Helvetiq
Publication Date: July 20th, 2017
Pages: 226
Language: English