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Description of the Mountains and Valleys of Neuchatel and Valangin

By F.S. Osterwald

1766, 33 pages, no ill

In 1764 Osterwald and a friend toured the mountains and valleys of Neuchatel and Valangin, and in 1766 Osterwald's description of his trip was published. In it he provides a fascinating picture of the country at that time, including some remarks on the watch and clock makers living there.

Although of marginal interest to horologists, the book is still worth reading.

To assist the reader, I have provided a contemporary map of the region (published in 1783).

The book is provided as an Adobe Acrobat PDF file: