1794 Switzerland Map Poster - Old Switzerland Poster - History Map of Switzerland Wall Art Print
Brand : Historic Prints
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VINTAGE MAP REPRODUCTION: You’ll love this high quality historic reproduction of 1794 Switzerland Map Poster. Our museum quality prints are archival grade, which means it will look great and last without fading for over 100 years. Our print to order maps are made in the USA and each map is inspected for quality. This beautiful artwork is a perfect addition to your themed decor. Vintage maps look great in the home, study or office. They make a perfect gift as well.
MUSEUM QUALITY: This high quality map print will be a great addition to your vintage-themed wall. Don't waste money on cheap-looking, thin paper posters. We use thick, fine art print quality matte paper. Our professional’s choice matte paper displays artwork in high detail without glare. The color is vibrant and text is easy to read. When framed, this map looks absolutely stunning.
A LOOK BACK AT HISTORY: This is an impressive, historic reproduction of 1794 Switzerland Vintage Poster. A true piece of history. See our product description section for more fascinating information about this historic map and its significance.
READY TO FRAME: This print includes a 0.2 inch border for a perfect frame fit and look. Our maps are designed to fit easy-to-find standard frame sizes, saving you money from having to pay for a custom frame. Each map is inspected for quality and shipped in a rigid tube.
HISTORIX: We love history and art. Sometimes old maps have tears, folds, separations and other blemishes. We digitally restore and enhance maps while keeping its historical character. All our maps are proudly made in the USA. Customers all over the world love our vintage maps and we know you will too.
Produced by noted English engraver Robert Laurie, this stunning depiction of the Old Swiss Confederacy shows the region during a period of significant transformation politically, culturally, and economically. It bears a unique aesthetic that is incomparable and distinguishes these pieces from other productions. Laurie employed the à la poupée method of engraving, which is an intaglio printing method for creating colored prints by applying numerous inks to a single printing place with small pieces of cloth used for each color. This was a common technique from the seventeenth century until the early nineteenth century.
In 1794 Switzerland’s political landscape was an alliance of nobility and patricians of the thirteen cantons. These alliances dated back to 1291’s Federal Charter. In 1798 the Revolutionary French Army invaded the region and imposed a new constitution, and abolished the rule of the cantons. This new regime known as the Helvetic Republic was very unpopular. As war broke out between France and its Rivals, Austrian and Russian forces began an invasion of Switzerland. Swiss forces refused to fight alongside the French. This caused Napoleon to pass the Act of Mediation which restored autonomy to Switzerland and balanced the cantons’ traditions of self-rule with the necessity for a centralized form of government.
The Congress of Vienna in 1815 completely re-established Swiss rule and recognized its neutral stance permanently. The classic style and distinctive method immediately transport the viewer back in time. This is truly an authentic piece of early European cartographical history.
Our museum quality giclee print comes printed with archival ink on premium heavyweight matte paper. Shipped in a sturdy cardboard tube your print will arrive ready to be framed. This eye-catching vintage map reproduction print makes the perfect gift for anyone that loves history and imagery.
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