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Description:This large original hand coloured copper plate engraved antique map of the Zurich Canton of Switzerland, the hoome of the Tigurini Tribe of Helvetii, by the Homann firm was engraved in 1765 - dated.
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - OriginalColors used: - Yellow, orangeGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 23 1/2in x 20in (595mm x 510mm)Plate size: - 22in x 19in (560mm x 485mm)Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Small repair to top and left marginsPlate area: - NoneVerso: - Soiling and re-enforced to the left of the verso
Background: The Tigurini were a clan or tribe forming one out of four pagi (provinces) of the Helvetii. The Tigurini were the most important group of the Helvetii, mentioned by both Caesar and Poseidonius, settling in the area of what is now the Swiss canton of Vaud, corresponding to the bearers of the late La Tène culture in western Switzerland. Their name has a meaning of lords, rulers (cognate with Irish tigern lord). The other Helvetian tribes included the Verbigeni and the Tougeni (sometimes identified with the Teutones), besides one tribe that has remained unnamed.