18th Century View of Cully on Lake Geneva – Antique Engraving
Beautiful original 18th Century copperplate engraving entitled “Vue Prise Au Dessus de Cueilly” from Baron Zurlauben’s Tableaux de la Suisse.
The village of Cully overlooking Lake Geneva is part of the beautiful lavaux wine growing region, at the center of a magnificent area which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Dimensions: 24 x 18 (platemark size)
Condition: Some spotting and soiling as shown.
Published in different editions between 1770 and 1786
With over 400 beautifully produced engravings, Baron de Zurlauben’s “Tableaux de la Suisse” is one of the most complete and beautiful books on Switzerland ever produced. The project was supported by Jean Benjamin de Laborde (1734 – 1794), a lieutenant general in the French army, and a favorite of Louis XV, and the Swiss General and military historian Baron von Zurlauben. The principal author, Zurlauben (1720 – 1799), had studied history with Jean Rollin in Paris and was a general of the “Schweizergard” (Swiss Guards) who protected French Royalty.
The full title of the work is: Tableaux De La Suisse, Ou Voyage Pittoresque Fait Dans Les Treize Cantons Et Etats Allies Du Corps Helvetique : Représentant les divers Phénomenes que la nature y rassemble, & les beautés dont l’art les enrichis; suivis de la description topographique, physique, historique, morale, politique & littéraire de ce Pays Par M. le Baron De ZurLauben.